Many Americans make daily commutes to and from work. While driving can be both convenient and fun, it can also be quite dangerous. Follow these tips to help have a safer commute.

Buckle up

Seatbelts are important safety features in your vehicle. Putting on your seatbelt before you head out doesn’t take long, and it can save your life. It’s also good to get your children in the habit of always wearing seatbelts.

Focus on the road

Put your phone away to prevent any temptations while driving. If you must make a call, be sure to use a hands-free calling device. Some insurers even have safe driving programs that provide discounts for safe driving, which could give you more motivation to avoid distractions.

Watch for warning signals

If your vehicle is displaying warning signals, you shouldn’t ignore them, since they could indicate that something’s wrong. It’s also a smart idea to have your vehicle serviced, even before a warning signal appears. Have your oil changed regularly and check your tire tread and tire pressure. 

We at Vail Buick GMC hope you’ll keep these tips in mind as you drive through city traffic. We encourage you to take your vehicle into our service department for any routine maintenance or repairs.