Here in Collierville, Tennessee, we enjoy warmer weather than many parts of the country all year long — and we escape the worst of the winter. However, the heavy rains during the warmer months can prove dangerous for drivers. Equip yourself with these tips for driving safely in the summer rain.
Stay Home: The surest way to stay safe during a rain storm is to stay off the roads altogether. If you’re already out, consider stopping into a store until the storm passes or pulling over until the downpour clears up.
Replace Your Wipers: Hot summer temperatures can wreak havoc on the soft rubber of your windshield wipers. Make sure you’re inspecting your wipers once a month, as well as before you take a long trip. If they need to be replaced, schedule a service appointment here at Sunrise Chevy Buick GMC at Collierville to help ensure you have maximum visibility on your travels.
Stop Cruising: If a summer rain storm starts when you’re using cruise control, you should turn it off to ensure you’re fully paying attention and that you’re getting the best traction possible. You should also slow down, since rainy roads mean that you’ll need a bit more time to bring your vehicle to full halt.
Contact the service department at Sunrise Chevy Buick GMC at Collierville to make sure your tires, brakes, and wipers are in the right condition to handle rainy weather this summer.
Road trips are a time-tested way to break away from your routine, relax, and form memories that will last a lifetime. But all of that can turn sour in an instant if your children decide to be rambunctious, disobedient, or just plain loud. So, we compiled a few tips to help keep your kids quieter on family road trips this summer.
Throw on a family-favorite flick
Many of GM’s vehicles — including the family-friendly Chevrolet Tahoe — offer a Rear Seat Entertainment system designed to keep your kids occupied when you still have miles to go before reaching your destination. It allows you to plug in a variety of devices into the set of 12.6-inch screens via USB and HDMI ports and even stream content through the available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot. So, pop on one of their favorite movies or shows and let the hours pass in peace.
Develop their sense of direction
Exploring the streets of Collierville and beyond is a great opportunity to teach your kids how to memorize a route. If you have a compass — or if there’s a digital one built into your vehicle — try to direct your youngsters to pay attention to when it changes, and then relate that to the most recent street sign you passed. If it works, they may not have to rely on a GPS as much when it’s their turn to hop behind the wheel.
Play a game
Lots of kids love games, and engaging with their curious and competitive nature is a great way to keep them from getting bored and restless. The most popular standby is certainly “I Spy,” but if you really need to lower the volume, it’s hard to beat the “Silent Game.”
If your vehicle needs a bit of attention before you set off on your next family road trip, the service experts at Sunrise Chevrolet Buick GMC at Collierville can have you riding happy in a snap.