With the school year finally coming to a close, many teenagers are already beginning to plan their summer vacation. Either it being driving to a summer job or embarking on a summer road trip, the roads will be packed with busy teenage drivers. Yet, teenagers and their parents should proceed with caution: summer also has the highest percentage of accidents caused by young drivers.
Before letting your teenager out on the road, it is essential to inform your son or daughter about the importance of driving safely. Below are a few tips to ensure that your teenager safely reaches their destination:
1. Minimize Distractions
It is tempting to turn on the radio or reach for your cell phone, but caution your teenage driver that it can only take a second for an inexperienced driver to lose control of their vehicle.
2. Practice Defensive Driving
It is especially important for your son or daughter to be constantly anticipating and preparing for any situation that may occur.
3. Plan Your Trip Ahead of Time
Decide and discuss on the safest way for your teenager to reach their destination. It may be necessary to help them decide on alternate routes and to continually remind them to follow the rules of the road.
4. Vehicle Maintenance
It is important to teach your son or daughter about the essentials of vehicle maintenance and to advise them to continually check their engine fluids, tire pressure, and electrical equipment, such as the headlights, horn, and windshield wipers.
If a problem occurs, encourage your teenager to bring their car into Robert’s Auto Repair for an inspection. If qualifying repairs are completed on your son or daughter’s car, we can guarantee them for the next 24 months or 24,000 miles, or what we call the Peace of Mind Warranty.
We hope you are able to start your summer off with a feeling of peace of mind, both towards your teenage driver and the maintenance of your vehicle. At Robert’s Auto Repair, peace of mind is guaranteed.
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