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The Autumn Season Offers New Driving Challenges, Stay Safe Out There

Safety Tips for Driving During Autumn

The changing of the seasons in Ontario is one of the best parts of living in this area. Every season comes with driving challenges. Safe drivers are often the best customers, so the team at Davey Auto Sales takes this concept very seriously. We put together some autumn driving safety tips, including dealing with changing light conditions and necessary seasonal maintenance needs. Let’s take a closer look at what our team came up with.

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Changing Light Conditions

One of the defining aspects of autumn is the angle of the sun is lower in the sky. This will cause glare issues, especially if the glass is dirty or smudged. It’s very important to keep the windshield and other windows as clean and streak-free as possible. 

Check Tire Pressure Regularly

Cooler temperatures are also a defining aspect of the autumn season, typified by warm days and cold nights. Your vehicle’s tire pressure can fluctuate quite a bit overnight because of the suddenly dropping temperatures. Underinflated tires can cause a drop in fuel efficiency and performance. 

Watch Out For Leaf Patches

There might not be anything more beautiful than the leaves on the trees changing colours. However, when the foliage finally falls to the ground, especially on roads, a braking hazard can be created. If you see a patch of leaves on the ground, be careful hitting the brakes there because it’s easy for the tires to lose traction and control.

Turn On Your Headlights

Obviously, we know that the sun sets earlier in the fall than in spring or summer. It’s important to help other drivers see you on the road during these low-light conditions. Turning on your headlights before the sun goes all the way down will make everyone safer on the road. 

Make an appointment with a Davey Auto Sales product expert today if it’s time for you to find a new-to-you car, truck, or SUV. We work with people in all kinds of credit situations.

Oct 22nd, 2023