Monthly Archives: January 2020

Driving at Night Safety Tips

Driving at night is significantly more dangerous than during the day because of how difficult it is to see as well in the dark. Also, in areas that are heavily lit, the glare from those lights can make vision even more impaired. This is why it is important to have the following safety tips in mind when you need to drive your vehicle at night.  Be aware of your surroundings and other drivers on the road. If you notice another drive swerving or drive erratically, avoid getting near them. Drunk driving is much more likely in the evening, so being defensive while driving can protect your safety.  Never drive at night if you feel tired. Driving in the dark while sleepy can put you and others on the road at risk. A couple of good ways to keep alert while driving include listening to music, rolling down the windows, or having company in your vehicle to keep conversation with.  Ensure that your windshield is clean.  Check your vehicle's exterior lights to make sure ... read more

How to Properly Change a Tire

When it comes to being a vehicle driver, there are certain things that you should know to help you in times of a vehicle emergency. No one wants to be stuck with a flat tire, but driving over debris unexpectedly or driving with low tire pressure can cause a flat tire to occur unexpectedly on the road. Knowing how to change a tire correctly and having the necessary tools in your vehicle that you will need for changing a tire is essential.  Items you need to keep in your vehicle to change a tire:  Spare tire Car jack Lug wrench Vehicle's owner's manual Flashlight How to properly change a tire:  If you do notice that you have a flat tire and you are driving, don't slam on the brakes. Try to approach a safe place slowly and immediately turn on your emergency lights. Come to a slow stop where you are safe and out of the way of traffic.  Be sure to engage your parking brake before beginning.  Remove the hubcap from your tire, if applicable.  ... read more

If You Are Using A Screen Reader And Are Having Problems Using This Website, please call St. Petersburg (727) 822-0278 For Assistance.