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Check ups to Keep your Family Safe Before a Road Trip

Hi Neighbors,

Before you head out on your summer trip, whether just to a local park or beach or if you are planning a longer trip one thing we need to do is make sure our car is mechanically sound and safe for the trip. I recently discovered that the windshield is ranked as the third most important safety component, with the first and second being seatbelts and airbags. Wow! I didn't realize just how important the windshield was. If it is not installed properly it can actually pop out during an accident. So I am going to give 10 tips for keeping your family safe on the road.

1. A chip could turn into a crack at any time, often when you are least expecting it. Windshield repair is often a safe and economical alternative to a full windshield replacement.

2.Of course a no brainer is to make sure all your seatbelts are in working order and snap properly. Make sure your children all no how to properly wear their seatbelt.

3. If you have a child that needs a car seat be sure to check that it fits in the seat, only in the proper position. Car seats are not to be in the front seat.

4. Have your tires checked for wear, along with alignment. Have someone check your air pressure also. No one wants to experience a blow out on vacation.

Forget do-it-yourself repair kits for chips in your windshield. The resin could easily shrink or yellow, lowering the quality of the repair. Safelite AutoGlass uses a patented repair process… A vacuum is created over the damaged area and the resin penetrates and fills the finest micro-cracks. The technician pulls off the vacuum changer and the UV light hardens the resin. Safelite’s resin is proven to be the strongest and longest lasting on the market.

6. Have all your fluids checked and filled if necessary. Oil, steering fluid, water, and don't forget fuel. I have known someone who started out on a trip and a few blocks away ran out of gas.

7. We always make sure we have our insurance papers and phone numbers with us just in case of an emergency.

8. Be sure to have water or other items on hand if you should break down and have to wait for help. We try to have water and some small snacks with us as we have had to wait for a tow truck before in a barren area.

9. We travel with our pets and an important thing to remember when your pets travel with you is they should wear ID tags and have their leashes handy for walking and so they don't run if you do break down and need to leave the vehicle.

10. My last tip would be have all your belts and hoses checked. I am sure you can come up with some tips of your own. If so please leave a comment on this post. You never know who you might help.

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