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Carpool Season

Carpool

With school carpool season ramping up, it's important to remember some safety tips.

School carpool season is upon us and Haigood Automotive would like to remind drivers to make sure their vehicles are kid-safe and road ready with a five-point checklist:

What does the exclamation sign on your dash mean?

tpms

Newer model vehicles are equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) to warn drivers that at least one of their tires is underinflated. The dashboard light looks like an exclamation point inside of a horseshoe and, if illuminated, should be addressed immediately.

When the TPMS light goes on, it should not be ignored. Driving on underinflated tires can lead to an accident or cause damage to your vehicle. Check your tire pressure monthly including your spare as part of a proactive maintenance plan.

Pre-Trip Check Up

Road Trip

A pre-trip vehicle check can determine how road-ready your vehicle is so you can take steps to have any problems fixed before heading out for vacation.

Before you hit the road, Haigood Automotive recommends a vehicle check to help avoid the inconvenience, potential safety hazards and unplanned expense of breaking down miles away from home.

Routine Auto Care

It’s important to remember that routine auto care means big savings by improving fuel economy, extending vehicle life and reducing the chance of costly car trouble.

We suggest a quick vehicle check to help avoid the unplanned expense of a breakdown when traveling by car.

Please take it a little slower on wet roads.

Slow down. If more drivers followed this tip in the rain, accidents would dramatically decrease. Wet weather doesn’t receive the same attention as winter weather driving, but it should. Wet roads present similar dangers-less grip and longer stopping distance, for example.
Here are some tips for driving safely on wet roads:
- Make sure your tires offer the proper amount of tread.
- Drive with two hands. Always.
- Slow down before turning, and maintain a consistent speed throughout the turn.