Safe Mountain Driving Tips
Fall is the perfect time to take a drive through the mountains and watch the leaves change, but there are some dangers that come with mountain driving as well. Follow these safety tips to have a fun, safe mountain drive.
One thing to remember is that before you leave, you should always make sure your vehicle is in top shape. Check your brakes, wipers, and heating and cooling systems before you leave. If you break down in the mountains, it can be much more difficult to get help than if you break down in the city or on a highway.
Don’t go down a mountain too fast, but you also don’t want to ride the brakes. Shift into S or L gear so you go down at a slow pace. This will help you control your vehicle more easily and makes it much safer to pass other cars going in the opposite direction.
Remember that a car going uphill should always be given the right of way. They’ll have a harder time making it up the hill, so you don’t want to make it harder for them. If you decide to go off the road at any point, keep in mind that there’s less traction, check the weather, and always let someone know where you’re going.
These are just a few mountain driving tips you should follow. For more information, give us a call today at Wayne Thomas Chevrolet Cadillac.