Summer Driving Safety Tips

Is there anything better than a summer road trip? Asset Planning Insurance Agency, LLC of Johnstown, PA wants to make sure your summer outings are remembered for all the right reasons. That’s why we’ve put together this list of tips to keep you safe on the road all summer long!

Make sure your vehicle is well-maintained. 

Regular tune-ups are always a fantastic idea, but consider a check-up before any lengthy trips. This will make sure your car is in excellent condition for dealing with driving in the summer heat. Pay special attention to your tire condition (don’t forget the spare!), lights, coolant, and oil. A little extra time spent on prevention will save a lot of headaches down the line.

Take an emergency roadside kit. 

Even the most vigilantly maintained car can still breakdown. Carrying an emergency kit with you can ensure you won’t be stranded in dangerous areas. A typical kit should include:

  • A cell phone with a charger to call for help.
  • A first aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Flares
  • Vehicle aides such as jumper cables, tire pressure gauge and a jack for changing tires
  • Nonperishable food and drinking water 

Protect yourself and the people you care about. 

The most important way to do this is to make sure everyone wears a seat belt. Children under 13 should ideally ride in the backseat. Some states legally require children of a certain age or weight to be placed in a booster seat. Never leave children unattended and always lock your vehicle so kids cannot accidentally enter and become trapped inside.

Make sure your insurance is up-to-date. 

Sure, it might seem obvious coming from us, but insurance is added protection in an unpredictable world. If you have questions about car insurance, reach out to Asset Planning Insurance Agency, LLC at our Johnstown, PA office, or use our quote tool today. 

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