You don’t need to be a San Diego, CA Ford dealer like us to know that there’s always a chance you might encounter an obstacle or hazard on the road. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stay safe while you drive, no matter what you encounter.

Because you never know when you may come across a road hazard, it’s vital that you know how to react to all kinds of threats.

If the weather turns south and it starts to storm, slow down and increase your following distance. Turn on your headlights or foglights and use your windshield wipers to maintain a clear view of the road. If your wipers are leaving streaks on your windshield, bring your car into our Ford service center near El Cajon, CA to have new ones installed before you encounter inclement weather.

Debris in the road is another common hazard. If you see an object that fell off another vehicle or something like a tree branch in your path, slow down. Look for an opportunity to change lanes so you can drive past the debris safely without damaging your automobile.

Other drivers can also create hazardous situations for you to contend with. More specifically, reckless drivers can make things dangerous for themselves and everyone else on the road. Impaired motorists, distracted drivers, and texting teens can all be considered reckless drivers. If you come across a reckless driver on your commute, let the person pass you and maintain a safe distance between that individual’s car and your own vehicle.

For more advice about dealing with road hazards, give us a call, contact us online, or visit Kearny Mesa Ford to talk to our automotive experts today.