2382-A Lanier Road, Rockville, VA 23146
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Driving is such a common part of our lives now, we sometimes forget how amazing it is that we have these complicated machines that can transport us comfortably almost anywhere we want to go. Driving your vehicle safely should always be your top priority, but we know sometimes that’s not the case. At Stephen’s Automotive in Rockville, VA, we want our clients to know how easy it is to make just a few changes to make your drive and our community as safe as possible.
Much of driving is making sure you are aware of other drivers on the road. You have to be able to anticipate what another vehicle will do, but sometimes the other driver doesn’t seem to know what they are doing either. Instead of overreacting and honking or driving aggressively around them, it’s best to give them space to figure it out. Whether or not it’s your fault, an accident is still a headache that it’s best to avoid.
From cell phones to billboards, everything is trying to take your attention off the road. While you’re driving, try to keep as many distractions away from you as possible. If you need GPS, set up the route before you put the car in drive. If you’ll be driving for a while, make sure you have everything you need within arm’s reach. Anything that requires taking your eyes off the road should be delayed until you are parked.
We’ve all seen vehicles in distress both on the road and parked alongside. Almost without exception, those situations could be avoided with preventative maintenance. Regular services like oil changes, engine inspections, and tire rotations are necessary not only to keep your vehicle running, but also to let a professional look over your vehicle for any developing problems. Catching early symptoms of something like a worn-out fan belt, could be the difference between buying a replacement fan belt or a replacement engine if it were to blow out. And a blowout while you’re driving down the road is very likely to cause an accident and more repairs.
In Virginia, there are a lot of drivers on the road. At Stephen’s Automotive, we pride ourselves on making the vehicles on the road safer, and we ask that our customers make every effort to drive safely in our community.