Why it pays to be the conscious driver

Aug 24, 2012, 10:36 IST | The Guide Team

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.

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