Summer brings with it a host of potential headaches and hazards. Continue reading for some helpful tips to ensure you can travel safely on the roads this season.

Tips for Summer Travel

Take a Look at Your Tires

There is never a convenient time to be stranded on the side of the road with a flat or blown tire, but according to AAA, a flat or ruptured tire is more common during the summer months. The heat outside causes the air inside the tires to expand which puts added pressure on areas which may be weak or damaged.

Take a few moments to inspect your tires. Look to see that you have adequate tread. This will not only point to the overall health of the tires, but it will help you maintain traction when the next summer downpour occurs. Look for areas that appear damaged. It’s much easier to see damage once the tires are clean so doing this after a car wash will give you a much better chance of finding damage early on. Finally, check to see that your tires are inflated according to the manufacturer’s instructions. When in doubt, always refer to your users manual.

Leave Early and Pay Close Attention

Even the most disciplined drivers may feel tempted to speed or drive more aggressively than usual when they feel late. Unfortunately, summer offers plenty of opportunities to experience unexpected delays.

With student drivers out on summer vacation, more cyclists and runners on the road, road construction, and more travelers than usual, there are plenty of reasons why you might find yourself in standstill traffic. This also means you’ll need to pay extra close attention to your surroundings as you’ll be sharing the road with more pedestrians, construction workers, and drivers. Do your best to leave plenty of wiggle room in your schedule as you plan to meet deadlines or make appointments. This will help you drive more conservatively therefore allowing you to respond quickly if a potential collision might occur.

Upgrade Your Ride in Goldsboro, NC

If you’re looking for a car that can take the summer heat and keep you safe and comfortable this season, visit Matthews Motors Goldsboro. We have a wide variety of used cars for sale so you can drive home in the car that matches your lifestyle. Be sure to take advantage of our available used car specials online. Give us a call or drop by our dealership today.