Ways to Reduce Your Chances of Getting in a Car Accident

Ways to Reduce Your Chances of Getting in a Car Accident

Each year in the U.S., there are around 6 million car wrecks. Many of these wrecks occur as drivers go about their regular driving routines. Oftentimes, accidents occur along the routes with which you feel most comfortable. But even if you drive defensively on a familiar road, there's always the chance that you'll encounter a reckless driver who increases your risk of getting into an accident. If you are involved in an accident, it'll be best to entrust the repairs to a shop that has earned a strong reputation for providing top-quality collision repairs. At First Class Auto Body & BumperDoc Inc., our technicians are experts at returning vehicles to their pre-accident condition.

Tips for Avoiding Car Wrecks

A clear field of vision is crucial to being able to safely see any roadway hazards that are looming ahead. This makes it very important that windshield cracks, chips, and scratches are fixed. Also, on a weekly basis, you'll want to wipe down the inside and outside of your windshield so that dirt/dust isn't making it harder for you to see the road. Another way to optimize visibility is to buy a good pair of polarized sunglasses for times when glare is making it hard to see. And if the sun is creating a major glare, then it's especially important to keep a safe following distance.

You can greatly reduce your accident risk by avoiding distractions while behind the wheel. Smartphone use has made distracted driving the top cause of car wrecks in the nation. It's very important to hang up and drive and keep both hands on the wheel as you navigate. Along with smartphone use, there are other distractions, such as eating and makeup application, that should also be avoided.

For optimal safety and accident prevention, it's critical that your brakes are kept in great shape. When you first notice a symptom of brake trouble, you'll want to be proactive about addressing it. Signs of brake failure include squealing, veering, grinding, a soft brake pedal, and the ABS warning light coming on.

Collision Repair in Scottsdale, AZ

When you need collision repair in Scottsdale, AZ, contact First Class Auto Body & BumperDoc Inc. at (480) 771-7967. At our nearby body shop, we can flawlessly restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your vehicle's cosmetic needs!

First Class Auto Body & BumperDoc Blog
Posted: September 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ