Don’t let car trouble or congested traffic get in the way of enjoying your next summer road trip. Continue reading to learn more.

Tips to Keep You Safe This Summer

Schedule a Quick Tune Up

Car trouble should be the least of your worries as you plan your summer vacation. According to AAA, however, summer is a common time of year for car problems, especially your tires. As the heat outside continues to rise, the air within your tires continues to expand. This can create unnecessary pressure and may even cause the tire to rupture if the tire is worn or damaged.

Other common car troubles include overheated engines, dead batteries, and malfunctioning air conditioning systems. Avoid the risk of being stranded in the summer heat by scheduling an inspection at our Subaru service center.

Drive Defensively

With more drivers, runners, and cyclists on the road, it’s vital to do whatever you can to remove distractions and pay close attention to your surroundings. Runners could easily slip and fall in front of your car. Cyclists could unexpectedly swerve in front of you. Travelers who are unfamiliar with your roads may turn or stop abruptly.

Take simple measures such as placing your phone on driving mode and utilizing voice control on your infotainment systems if available so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

Plan Ahead

Even the most responsible drivers aren’t immune to the stress of feeling late when stuck in slow or heavy traffic. Remove the temptation to speed or drive less responsibly by allowing plenty of time to reach your destination or appointment. Keep an emergency supply of snacks or water in your car to keep impatient passengers happy in case you find yourself stuck in a construction zone or gridlock traffic.

Schedule an Appointment in West Palm Beach, FL

Take on the summer roads with confidence by having your car inspected at Schumacher Subaru of West Palm Beach. Our team will ensure your Subaru is safe to operate and optimized for the challenges of summer roads. We also have a variety of new Subaru cars for sale. Schedule your appointment today or give us a call for more information.