The year is drawing to a close, which means now is the right time to start think about safer driving habits in the New Year. For those in Beaverton, OR, you might consider checking the weather more often, sticking to your maintenance schedule, driving slower, and putting down your cell phone. Here are just some of the things you can do to stay safer on the road in 2021.

First, paying attention to the weather is one simple trick to increase safety. This doesn't just refer to storms or blizzards; you should also pay close attention to humidity and temperature. Furthermore, it's important to watch for rain - even a mist - as small amounts of precipitation can create the slipperiest conditions. If the weather is bad enough, consider staying home for the day.

Next, make a commitment to maintain your vehicle better. Many people miss their regular oil change, which should be done every three to five months or every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. You can also check tire pressure once a month and do regular tune-ups as directed by your mechanic.

Finally, driving safer often means changing driving habits. For the New Year, consider slowing down and following the speed limit. In about one-third of fatal car crashes, speed is a major factor. Additionally, you can better pay attention by putting away your phone - not just in your pocket, but in the glove compartment. These are just some of many resolutions to keep in mind for next year.

CARR Auto Group wishes you and yours a Happy New Year! Remember to call us for all of your automotive needs this season.


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