We you choose to drive a car you put yourself at risk of becoming involved in an accident. Even though your own an extremely safe vehicle, such as a Dodge Ram, you are still at risk due to factors that are simply out of control. For instance, certain environmental conditions will influence the manner in which you drive, some of which pose great risk. There are things you can do, however, in order to maintain you safety while driving under any circumstances.
First, you will need to be prepared. You should take the time to make sure your vehicle is prepared. Adhere to the vehicle maintenance plan set forth by the manufacturer, in your owner’s manual. Some maintenance tasks you can perform at home, these may include checking the coolant and oil, the tire pressure and spare tire, and the condition of the belts, hoses, caps, filters, lights, signals, wipers, and wiper fluid.
You will need to have yourself prepared, as well. Take the time to prepare a seasonally appropriate emergency kit. You should have a staple emergency kit that stays in your vehicle year round. However, the harsh winter months and the unforgiving summer months will have different emergency requirements.
You should plan on getting the most efficiency from your vehicle. By keeping your vehicle well maintained, you keep it running at its highest efficiency. However, your defensive driving habits will also influence your efficiency. Keep unnecessary cargo out of your vehicle and steer clear of aggressive driving tactics.
Make sure you are alert each time you drive your vehicle. There are a great number of collisions that happen because of driver fatigue. Do your best to drive when you are fully alert and feeling refreshed.