Many drivers don’t know how easy it is to greatly reduce the chances of getting in an accident and dealing with the resulting auto body repairs. Here are some easy safety tips to keep in mind in order to avoid getting into an auto collision.
If Your Car Starts to Slide
When you’re driving on wet, slippery roads, it can be easy for your vehicle to lose traction and you to lose control. Don’t accelerate or turn too quickly when the roads are wet or slippery, and you’ll probably avoid having to deal with expensive auto repair bills. If it occurs, however, remember to turn in the direction of the skid.
If You Start Running Off the Road
When many drivers start to run off the road, it’s natural for them to attempt to quickly swerve back onto the road—but this can lead to a dangerous rollover. Instead, it’s better to correct the car so that it is traveling straight, and then gradually apply the brakes. After you’ve come to a stop, then get back to the road.
If You Get a Flat Tire
When a tire blows out or completely loses air, it can be very difficult to keep cool and control your car. Slowing down too quickly can reduce the amount of control you have over your vehicle. Instead, ease off of the accelerator and try to keep your auto driving in a straight line. Once your auto is moving slowly, you can move it to the side of the road and come to a complete stop.
Easily the most common reason that auto collisions occur is driver distraction. While driving, don’t be shy to ask your passengers to take over the radio and climate controls. Most of all, however, limit or discontinue use of your electronic devices such as your mobile phone or mp3 player.
If you happen to be in an auto collision down the line, call the experts at family-owned and -operated Schiro’s Collision Repairs. With two locations in the Los Angeles area—North Hollywood and Chatsworth—as well as over 50 years of experience, we are well prepared to serve you. Give us a call at (818) 765-8172 for more information.