Four Defensive Driving Tips to Make Driving Your Toyota Safer and More Fun

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Did you know that being a more defensive driver can be fun and can keep you safer in your Toyota? It sounds impossible, but it really is true. Here are just a few ideas from Toy Doctor that can help you to be as safe as you can in your Toyota.

Make Sure Other Drivers Can See You

Believe it or not, if drivers around you are distracted or just aren’t looking your way, they might not see you. That’s the big reason you need to make sure that you’re always using your turn signals, that you have your lights on when it’s dusk, and why you need to be paying close attention yourself. There are going to be times when you’ll have to avoid someone who just didn’t see you, even if you’re doing all the right things.

Follow the Laws of the Road

When you’re following the traffic laws, that’s going to automatically help you to be a defensive driver. It’s also going to help you to better avoid possible issues with other drivers. It’s really important that you are as aware as possible of what’s going on around you and what other drivers are doing.

Leave Plenty of Room Around Your Car

That said, leaving plenty of room between you and other drivers is also going to help. That’s why tailgating can be so very dangerous. It reduces the space, and therefore the reaction time, between you and other cars on the road. It’s much better for everyone if you’ve got physical space around your car in case you have to avoid a problem.

Get Your Car Regularly Serviced

Keeping your car in the best condition possible is also going to help you to be a better and more defensive driver. Mechanical failures are a huge cause of accidents and other roadside issues. When you’re properly servicing your car when you should, you’re reducing the likelihood that you’ll be caught by surprise with by something going wrong with your car. If you do end up having a breakdown, make sure you’re pulled as far off the road as possible and use your hazard lights.

Want to make sure your car is definitely ready for the road? Toy Doctor in Denver, CO can help! Call us today and we’ll be happy to set up a service appointment for your Toyota. If you do need any repairs or to catch up on recommended maintenance, you’ll be good to go.

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