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3 Steps to Improving the Safety of Your Business or Personal Vehicle

One of the keys to a successful business, especially one in which traveling to clients is involved is safety. The same can be said for your personal life. Protecting your loved ones is everything! Regardless of whether for business use or private use, every driver should operate a safe vehicle. When this does not happen, accidents are more likely. You can avoid car accidents by being proactive about protecting the car and ensuring proper maintenance.

Drivers have auto insurance to help minimize the risk of having to pay for damage to many risks. Yet, it is far easier to simply prevent them. You may be surprised to learn that there are various ways to improve the safety of your car. The following three ways are a good place to start for most drivers.

#1: Focus on the Tires

For proper running, gas efficiency and safety your vehicle's tires need to be in good condition and properly inflated.  A reason for this is because, they generally take the most impact during any movement. Your vehicle's tires need to stop fast and turn easily. As a result, it is necessary to inspect your tires at least one time every month. One of the easiest ways to ensure you have the proper amount of air is by having your tires filled by a mechanic on a routine basis (we recommend during all oil changes and regular maintenance visits). Your mechanic should also tell you when you may need a tire rotation or alignment.  If possible, consider an equipment upgrade. Purchasing a higher quality tire with a deeper tread can help in situations where the vehicle might slip such as with wet conditions etc. We also recommend checking your spare tire from time to time.

#2: Add More Security to the Car

Sadly, it is an uncertain world out there, and crime is always a threat. Additional security features can be added to the care which can help make you a better driver as well as minimize the risk of theft. Various options exist. In-car audio-based systems are one option such as OnStar. These can report to the police if the vehicle is in an accident, driving erratically, or stolen. Enhanced security systems, including keyless entry, can be beneficial upgrades, too. Many times, security in the simplest of forms can help. For example, you can likely still place a wheel lock on vehicles without security systems. You may wish to consider improved lights and even panic buttons that some vehicles feature. Never forget, simply locking the car at all times reduces chances of security breaches.

#3: Use Tech to Help You

Technology today is INCREDIBLE! There are so many other types of tools available which enhance the way your vehicle drives. Many new cars come with built in GPS units and dash cameras which give you more ability to see what is happening around you. They can also keep track of the vehicle if someone steals it. If your vehicle does not have these features, , you can buy add-ons at an affordable cost. We highly recommend using such technology to protect your recreation vehicles, classic cars, and work vehicles. Adding security like this to your vehicle is a must. In some cases, it may help to reduce the cost of car insurance for you. Let your auto insurance agent know which upgrades your vehicle has. This may help you to secure a discount on your policy going forward.

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