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Car Safety Checklist

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Car Safety ChecklistMany modes of transportation are similar in as many ways as they’re dissimilar. Even as a pilot has a pre-flight checklist to assure the plane is in safe working order, it’s a good idea for drivers to abide by a pre-drive automobile safety checklist.

Check the exterior of the automobile

* Look under the automobile for leakages. The different fluids a driver may see are oil, water/antifreeze, brake or steering fluids. If any of these fluids are in sight, it’s better not to drive to stave off a potential accident.

* Start the automobile and turn on the headlights, tail lamps, and blinkers each successively. You are able to either get out of the automobile while the lights are on or have somebody else tell you if they are operating. After confirming they’re working right, check the mirrors to ensure you are able to see out of them.

* Next, exit the auto and go over the tires. Do you have a low or flat tire? Is the tread wearing off? If the tires on the auto are not properly inflated or the tread slick, you may have an accident.

* Does your windshield washer fluid come out the right way? Do the wiper bladesoperatek as they should? Considering the windshield is your way to see where you are moving, it is crucial that you are able to see out of it regardless of the weather.

Check the inside of the automobile

* In broad daylight it is easy to check the interior of your automobile to be certain nobody is hiding in the backseat. Folks who mean to do you harm frequently jimmy a door and hide inside. Making a habit of checking the backseat and floorboard of the automobile is always good for safety’s sake.

* What about you? Are you mentally prepared to drive? Will how you are feeling bear upon your driving ability? What about physically? Are you wore out and distracted? If you are not mentally and physically prepared to drive it may be better to either call a taxicab or have somebody else drive you.

* Have you been boozing, even 1 drink, or taken nonprescription medicines which may bear upon your driving? Alcohol and medicines can make you drowsy which may lead to an accident. Pay attention to warnings on medicines so you are able to catch a taxicab or ask a friend to drive you if you are not capable of driving yourself.

* Are you buckled up and ready to go? It would be wise to create a habit of buckling up before you even place the key into the ignition. This will guarantee you are physically prepared to drive once you put the automobile into gear.

* Avoid the temptation to drive and talk on your cellular phone by turning it off until you reach your destination. It is crucial to have your full attention on the road ahead of you and what’s going on around you. It is in addition to good to have both your hands on the wheel so you don’t want to eat or apply make-up as you are driving.

* Do not forget to check your oil periodically, making certain to top it off if the level is down. Pay attention to how the automobile is driving. If something does not seem right, you might want to stop by an automobile mechanic to check it out.

Having a regular automobile safety checklist is a fine idea, whether you utilize a written list or not. You want to know the automobile is prepared and able to take you wherever you need to go. By keeping it running right you will likewise know it will also keep you safe.

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