For safe driving winter, it is not enough to replace summer tires with winter tires, more attention have to be paid to our environment and our car. On the Fallen damp leaves, the car can slip just as easily as on the ice. Here are some tips on how to prevent accidents in Fall.
Fall season brings a significant change in driving: the amount of precipitation increases, the length of daylight is shorter and in parallel, light conditions are lowering. Accordingly, the experts advise us to drive more slowly and carefully, paying close attention to the tracking distance.
Unpredictable weather can catch people and cars unprepared: one day it was 30 degrees Celsius and the next day 10 to 15 degrees Celsius lower. In such cases, it is advisable to bring the vehicle to a service garage as soon as possible to check the brakes, lighting, running gear, fog lamps, fluid levels and safety components (e.g. airbag, seat belt, ABS, ESP, etc.). The quality and replacement of the brake fluid is also important. This is necessary every 2 years, regardless of the type of car. Also, check the windscreen wipers and the windscreen washer fluid, it should be chosen to withstand cold. And if we use the air condition for (also) dehumidification, it is worth get it cleaned and checked out.
Tire change, aquaplaning and tree leaves
As we approach Fall, we hear from everywhere that at less than 7 degrees Celsius we should change summer tires to the winter tires. Although tires are becoming more and more advanced, it is advisable to check them from time to time because the slippery time can challenge even the most cutting-edge tires.
During heavy rains, there can be so much water on the road that the tires can no longer squeeze out. Thus, even if the drive in the speed limit, there may be an aquaplaning phenomenon, i.e. layer of water builds between the wheels of the vehicle and the road surface. In such cases, the vehicle loses its adhesion to the road and the wheels slide as if they were on mirror ice. Such accidents can be avoided by the use of appropriate tires and reducing speed.
Mirror ice is not only caused by water flows, but also leaves. In areas where large amount of leaves fell, due to morning frost the road surface can be just as slippery as ice.
We wish you safe travel without any accidents!