Defensive driving is a method of driving that can keep road traffic participants avoid an unfortunate event for as much as possible. The accidents are unpredictable happenings that can catch anyone off-guard when you least expect it. That’s why the simple, yet so overlooked prevention methods need to be taken into consideration before going on the road. Here there are.
The TV commercials are all over the networks showing two friends chatting away oblivious to what is happening around them and WHAM another car smashes into the them while air bags are going off with blank looks coming from their faces. The ad’s apparent purpose is to demonstrate how safe this car is with front and side air bags with reinforced doors and multiple safety features where the driver and his passenger are able to walk away from it without an injury. This little 60-second commercial is over, but what happens next in the real world?
If you have to take a vehicle in for repairs, be sure you ask a few questions about the vehicle. These questions can involve issues you’re dealing with and what you can do to avoid them in the future. You can prevent issues with your automobile, saving you some money.
If you failed to replace your brake pads when you were supposed to, or if you have gone through several brake pad replacements, your car’s rotors may need to be replaced. New rotors will cost you anywhere from $30 to $65 per wheel. This doesn’t include the fees for installing them.
Bob calls his insurance company to report the accident. After submitting to “twenty questions” and sharing the accident police report number Bob is advised to have the disabled and wrecked vehicle hauled to a frequently used facility where the auto insurance adjuster can view the damage and write a report as a basis for settlement and repair. Bob calls a wrecker and gets his smashed up auto to the recommended storage yard that doubles as a gas station and automehanicar. Upon arrival, Bob and Ray wait for a ride home from Bob’s wife who leaves work early to pick him up. Both Bob and Ray are still shaken by the near fatal experience.
To keep the car’s interior looking nice, especially in the colder months, use good rubber mats on the floors. These mats shield the delicate interior from mud, salt, slush, and other gunk that trails inside. For those that live in northern climates, heavy rubber mats are a must have accessory.
“One of the most amazing things ever said on this earth is Jesus’ statement: ‘He that is greatest among you shall be your servant.’ Nobody has one chance in a billion of being thought really great after a century has passed except those who have been the servants of all. That strange realist from Bethlehem knew that.” -Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D.