Summer has finally arrived which means heavier traffic, new distractions, and possible car troubles. Continue reading for some tips on how to travel safely this season.

Tips to Travel Safely This Summer

Prioritize Tire Health

Weather has a way of sneaking up on you during the summer. Sudden, torrential downpours as well as sudden spikes in temperature mean your tires need to be correctly inflated, undamaged, and have plenty of tread to stay safe on the road.

According to AAA, summer is the prime time for tire blowouts. The hot air outside causes the air inside the tires to expand. If tires are worn or damaged, this extra pressure can suddenly cause the tires to rupture, leaving you stranded on the side of the road in the sweltering heat. If you haven’t had your tires inspected, rotated, or changed in a while, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment at our Hyundai service center.

Plan for Delays

With warmer weather comes additional travelers on the road. These include teen drivers who are out on summer break as well as travelers who are unfamiliar with the roads. It also means you’ll be sharing the road with additional pedestrians, runners, cyclists, and motorcycles. Road construction will cause unexpected delays which may tempt drivers into speeding or driving more aggressively.

Distractions and delays will be at an all-time high which means you’ll need to be proactive. Place your mobile device in driving mode so you won’t be tempted to take your eyes off the road. Pack extra water or snacks in case you find yourself in heavy traffic. Always have a relaxing playlist on hand to keep spirits high as you navigate busy roads. Try to leave early and leave plenty of wiggle room in your schedule to ensure you won’t miss important deadlines or appointments.

Schedule Service in Madison, WI

Ensure your car is in good, working order before your first summer road trip by visiting our service department at Zimbrick Hyundai Eastside. Our team will inspect your tires, air conditioning components, batteries, and any other common culprit that could hinder your summer travels. If you’re looking for a new car, we have a variety of new Hyundai cars for sale in Madison, WI. Give us a call or drop by our dealership to learn more.