4 Essential Car Safety Tips
Keeping you safe on the roads
Heading out on a drive on a lovely summer evening or for a long weekend has to be one of the best things about the longer evenings. However, it’s essential to ensure that you car is safe before you take off.
Here’s a few things you should keep an eye on:
Although it has always been an offence to drive on worn or damaged tyres, but the recent changes of an €80 charge and two penalty points means its hitting driver’s pockets!
Check your owner’s manual for your car’s recommended tyre pressure, simply stop off at your local petrol station if you need to top up. Don’t forget your tread depth must be at least 1.6mm.
It’s vital to ensure that all of your lights are working correctly, and don’t forget to check your brake lights and indicators.
Always ensure you are also using the right strength of light when driving on the roads. It’s recommended to use your dimmed lights throughout the day for maximum visibility.
Always ensure that your windscreen is free from distractions and you can see clearly in all of your mirrors. If you are using a sat nav or your phone for directions, place your holding device strategically so you don’t impair your vision.
If you have a chip on your windscreen, get it checked as soon as possible to avoid damage to your whole windscreen.
Must-Have’s In The Car
In case of emergencies, you should carry a high visibility jacket, reflective triangle, and a torch. We also highly recommend having a stocked first aid kit. Take it one step further and have a portable phone charger ready to go – just in case!
Don’t forget to check your insurance policy to make sure that you have the right cover for your needs. If you are interested in finding a policy that suits you, give us a call on 1890 30 20 20 or alternatively, you can get a quick quote above.