Why it pays to be the conscious driver
So you are ready to hit the road but think again. In your gusto to get into escape mode for the weekend, The Guide gives you a few simple-yet-practical tips that you should follow before you get behind the wheel
>> Before setting out on a long weekend drive, ensure all your car parts and tyres are in ship-shape and have done a round at the mechanic.
>> Ensure your wipers are fully functioning and able to tackle heavy downpour.
>> Carry spare tires, and contact numbers of car care centres along the route you plan to drive through.
>> Check your rear view mirrors from time to time, especially if the road is filled with circuitous routes and bends.
>> Don’t overcrowd your car — it’s all right to not be Mr Cool.
>> And finally — don’t take your car out if the rains are in full force; it’s better to be safe than sorry.