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08/29/2019
Driving during very sunny days comes with its fair share of challenges and dangers. To remain safe while driving this summer, follow the tips in this post by John O Brown in Show Low.

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How to Drive Safely on a Sunny Day

Keep Your Skin and Eyes Protected

Needless to say, the hot, summer days come with their fair share of intense sun rays, and with that sun rays comes the danger of contracting skin cancer. That's why, it's incredibly important that you protect your skin and your eyes when you're driving, even if you're inside your vehicle. To that end, you need to wear sunscreen, sunglasses, long sleeves, a hat, gloves, and more. You can also employ the vehicle's visor to protect yourself and your eyes from the sun.

Stay Hydrated

Aside from skin problems, an overly hot and sunny day can also cause dehydration if you sweat a lot. That's why, you need to drink enough water (not sugary beverages or coffee) while you drive to keep your body's liquid levels up. Take a water bottle with you to that end. However, if you're already feeling the symptoms of dehydration (dizziness, nausea, light-headed, and more), you will need to get to a doctor as soon as possible to get the necessary help for the condition.

Keep Your Vehicle Properly Maintained

The heat will affect you, your mood, and your body. Still, it can also take a toll on your vehicle and its condition. For example, your engine can be more prone to overheating over the intensely hot days. Likewise, the tires may not be able to endure the hot pavement they come into contact with. For these reasons, it's imperative that you visit a certified mechanic, so that your vehicle can endure even the harshest of conditions.

Clean Your Vehicle Regularly

Believe it or not, your vehicle's cleanliness can also be a determining factor in how safe you stay during those especially sunny summer days. If you've gone without washing your car for a number of weeks/months, you've surely noticed that dust, bird poop, and other gunk accumulates on it. Unfortunately, if you don't do a good job at keeping your windshield clean, this accumulation can produce a blinding glare when it mixes with the intense rays of a sunny day. Clean your vehicle regularly to prevent that situation.

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Do Not Fall for Road Rage

Something else important to keep in mind is road rage. As you know, the heat can seriously affect your mood and your ability for withstanding certain situations when you drive. This can cause you to rage out, and make mistakes that could lead to unpleasant situations. To prevent raging out, you can try a few different methods. For example, you can meditate, breathing in deeply, keeping a calm environment inside your vehicle, and other similar relaxation techniques.

Try to Avoid the Harsh Sun

The sun is at its most annoying from around 11 am to 6 pm. This means that the dangers of sunny day driving are at its most probable during this period of time. So, if you want to avoid them altogether, do not drive when you know the sun will be out and about. Of course, this isn't always realistic, as you will have errands to run and things to do during this time slot. Still, whenever you can, run your errands earlier in the morning, or later in the afternoon.

Don't Get Blinded

Aside from skin diseases and dehydration, one of the most dangerous things about driving during sunny days is being blinded by the glare of other vehicles, of windows, or of other reflective surfaces. One of the things you can do is try to cover your eyes: use your sunglasses or the visor in the vehicle to reduce the glare. To avoid being blinded, don't look directly at the glare, but at the lines that delineate the road, so you can be guided but not blinded.

Allow Extra Space

Last but not least, if you want to avoid an accident due to the glare, simply allow extra space between you and the objects/people around you. This way, if you don't see what they're doing right away, you'll have more time to react correctly.

Browse AMSOIL's online shop or call John O Brown at (520) 444-2634 to place an order for the most effective synthetic oil in Show Low.

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