Careful On Those Autumn Drives!
November 27th, 2016
You’re out for a nice autumn drive, taking in the fall colors…but you need to be careful!
After a rain, a layer of dead leaves on the payment can be downright treacherous and slippery. The water helps the leaves begin to decompose, making them a little slimy and slick on the underside. That, along with a film of water and a smooth blacktop surface, can be a recipe for trouble.
Here are some suggestions for driving on leaf-covered roadways in the fall months:
--Keep an eye on the road ahead, especially after a rain. If you spot a stretch of pavement that’s covered with leaves, be prepared to slow down.
--Check your tire pressure. In addition to causing premature tire wear and hurting fuel economy, low tire pressure can affect handling ...