Common Summer Road Hazards and How To Avoid Them

As the leading provider of mobile windshield repair in Salt Lake City and across the nation, we often help drivers deal with damage caused by accidents and mishaps of all shapes and sizes. If you’re taking to the roads this summer for a vacation or to visit relatives or friends, we want you to be on the lookout for potential road hazards and be prepared to handle issues if they arise.

So, we’ve selected some examples of everyday situations that happen on our roads and could throw a serious wrench into your road trip. We’ve listed them below.

Keep in mind, we’re always available to help remedy any problems with your auto glass, whether you come to us or we come to you!

Tire Blowouts

A tire blowout can occur when a tire experiences a puncture from a sharp object, or a tire has too much air pressure inside it and blows open when a vehicle drives over a speed bump or debris in the road.

Keep your eyes peeled for any obstructions in the road as you drive. If you see debris, stop or switch lanes to avoid driving over something that could ruin your tires.

Also, keep tires well maintained, ensuring that they have good tread and the correct amount of air pressure for your vehicle. Underinflated or overinflated tires can cause a blowout.

Car Skids on the Road Uncontrollably

Occasionally, on wet roads or in rainy weather conditions, your car can skid uncontrollably across the street.

If conditions are adverse, adjust your speed accordingly. If road conditions are anything less than perfect, slow down. Speed limits are designed for favorable driving conditions; they don’t apply during heavy rain or stormy weather.

A Car Hits Your Vehicle

Unfortunately, it’s fairly common for cars to collide on busy roads or when driving in unfavorable conditions.

Stay fully alert on the road and always drive defensively. Avoid eating, applying makeup, or using cell phones while driving. Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, never tailgate, and employ the three-second rule to create distance between your vehicle and the car in front of you. If hitting another vehicle is unavoidable, slow down to lessen the severity of an impact.

Debris Flies Up And Hits Your Windshield

Windshields and car windows are especially susceptible to cracks and chips during the construction-heavy season of summer, when debris may fly off vehicles or get kicked up by large truck tires and cause damage. Many times, these occurrences are unavoidable. If driving behind a large dump truck or construction vehicle, increase your following distance. Slow down when passing through a construction zone. And if your windshield or car windows do get cracked, get it repaired immediately.

As you know, we’re the leading mobile windshield repair service in Columbia County, PA, and nationwide, and fixing cracks and chips is what we do best. For more information, contact us at 1877-256-2054 or click here today.