Springtime brings rain and the after effects of winter weather: potholes and uneven pavements. It is time to start thinking about the change in seasons may affect your driving. So keep the following driving tips in mind before you travel:
Slow down on the roads when it is wet. You will also need to increase your following distance as your stopping distance has increased due to the wet conditions. Roads can become very slippery so stay alert.
The warmer weather brings out: cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. Road works may cause pedestrians to walk into the road so always keep your eyes peeled.
If you are taking medication to ease your hay fever, make sure it's non-drowsy otherwise you could be putting yourself and others in danger.
Around South Yorkshire we have plenty of potholes. So, if it is possible, go around them. Deep potholes can throw your car out of alignment or worse, forcing you to buy a new wheel and a new tyre, causing a large payout.
Avoid driving through puddles as the water can impair your brakes, reduce your visibility or can cause aquaplaning which can be dangerous.
Keep your tyres inflated fully as they can reduce the damage caused by potholes and other road hazards.
So in conclusion, drive as normal but just use some common sense. If you have any questions about the safety of your vehicle through the spring contact our Aftersales team