Safe driving is a topic that's near and dear to our hearts. Safe driving is not about speed, fuel efficiency or the latest car upgrades. It's about survival. That's because safe driving techniques can help make sure you're alive to drive more tomorrow. The best service departments deploy save drivers that follow all of these tips.
That's why we've compiled a list of 10 little-known tricks that can help you keep your employees and customers safe on the road and in their cars.
- Always make sure your tires are properly inflated. Underinflated tires can lead to blowouts, which can cause accidents.
- Make sure your car has proper oil levels—a low level of oil can cause engine failure and lead to accidents.
- Double-check your windshield wipers before hitting the road—if they don't work correctly, it could lead to an accident on rainy days!
- Keep sunglasses in the car for sunny weather—even if it isn't sunny outside now, it might be later this afternoon! Sunglasses are also useful during inclement weather when your windows need extra protection from wind gusts or snowflakes hitting them directly at high speeds (or both).
- Make sure your headlights are working properly so other drivers can see you coming from afar! This is especially important at night when visibility drops significantly.
- Make sure your fleet vehicles are equipped with proper safety features like seat belts and airbags. These can help keep drivers and passengers safe in case of an accident or emergency situation like a fire or flood, but only if they're used correctly! You should also make sure that all drivers have undergone training on how to use these features properly so they can be prepared if anything unexpected happens while driving.
- Always check your blind spots before changing lanes. The easiest way to do this is by looking over your shoulder while moving forward slowly in traffic until you find what’s behind you without turning your head completely around (which could cause an accident). If there are no cars in those blind spots when changing lanes then proceed with caution!
- Avoid aggressive driving at all costs. Aggressive driving is defined as speeding, tailgating, and other actions that put others in danger.
- Use Daytime running lamps (DRLs) during the day. DRLs make it easier for other drivers to see your car, especially when you're about to turn left or right. They also prevent accidents by making sure everyone sees your vehicle in time to avoid hitting it.
- Avoid rush hour traffic wherever possible—it's not just inconvenient: it can be dangerous! Use an app like Quickride that uses a proprietary algorithm to find the fastest and safest route for your driver.
Now that we have revealed those 10 little-known tricks about safe driving, perhaps you could implement these tips at your dealership. Just remember that the main purpose is to help people be safer drivers for everyone on the road.
Car dealerships that offer courtesy shuttle service for customers, must use a program like Quickride to keep both drivers and passengers safe by providing real-time updates on the driver's location.