Autumn Driving Advice

The leaves are turning, the days are getting shorter and Halloween lurks around the corner – Autumn has arrived! Here are some of Tyred and Exhausted Aylesbury’s top Autumn driving tips!

Visibility

Low sun in the sky can cause temporary blindness when driving in the early morning and evening. Make sure to keep a spare pair of sunglasses in your car, give your windscreen a good clean inside and out to remove any glare from the dirt and check and replace your wiper blades if they’re worn.

Use Antifreeze

Antifreeze is important all year round but now is the time to make sure yours is at a good level. Your cars manual will provide details of which antifreeze to use but if you’re unsure contact us today and we’ll be happy to help!

Wet Leaves

We’ve talked about the hazards of driving across wet leaves on our blog many times before but it really is a situation where you must take care as you can quickly lose tyre traction even at lower speeds which increase the risk of losing control of your vehicle. Make sure your tyres have a good tread depth and replace them if required.

Pedestrians and Other Hazards

With the evenings getting darker earlier it’s easy to forget that there will still be many people out and about including children after school. Be extra vigilant, especially in urban areas.

General Vehicle Maintenance for Driving Safe in the Autumn

As well as being aware of the dangers above it’s also important to keep your vehicle regularly maintained and now is a great time to give it a once over. The hot summer weather can put a lot of wear on your battery so make sure to test it and replace it if required. Ensure your windscreen wipers are functioning correctly and you keep your wiper fluid bottle topped up. With more darkness in a day coming it’s extremely important you ensure that all of your lights are bright and working.

We hope these tips have helped prepare you for the Autumn! If you need help with any of the maintenance steps mentioned above including fixing chipped windscreens, replacing your battery or fitting new tyres call Tyred on Exhausted Aylesbury today on 01296 432552!

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