Whether you’re making the short trip over to our Audi dealership near Manchester, NH or you’re embarking on a trek across country, you might encounter a road hazard at any moment. With hazards being ever-present, it’s vital that you know how to react to them before you come across one.
Given the changeable weather we experience around our Nashua, NH Audi dealership throughout the year, it’s important for you to know what to do if you run into inclement weather. If it’s raining, snowing, or sleeting, you should slow down and increase the distance between your car and the one ahead of you. You should also turn on your windshield wipers and headlights.
If it’s foggy out, you should follow the steps just listed as well. You shouldn’t put your headlights on high, however, or the fog will reflect their light back at you. If your vehicle has foglights, you should use them instead of your headlights when it’s foggy.
Your brakes are essential to keeping you safe on the road. If your brakes fail, you need to take action immediately. Pump your brake pedal a few times in quick succession and turn on your hazard lights as a precaution. If your brakes still don’t work, put your automobile in neutral and pump your emergency brake or push its button if it’s electronic to bring your vehicle to a stop.
Tailgaters can make even seasoned drivers nervous. If someone is following you too closely, resist the temptation to tap your brakes. Move over to the right-hand lane so the person can pass you. If that’s not an option, turn off the road or pull into a well-lit lot at a gas station or another retailer.
For more tips about reacting to some common road hazards, contact Audi Nashua or visit our convenient location today.