Halloween comes and goes with fun memories left behind, but if you are not careful with taking care of your car during this time of year, you could end up getting auto glass repairs far after the month ends. Think about it, you’re driving your kids down a crowded neighborhood with kids everywhere. Perhaps you even park your car somewhere and walk with your kids a little. Some hooligan in a clown costume comes by and starts egging your car for no reason whatsoever. The hooligan thinks he’s funny; though what he’s really doing is denting your car and chipping your windshield. This, of course, is just hypothetical. A lot of things can go wrong during Halloween in the midst of all the excitement. As a result, we’re sharing a few helpful tips for staying safe and keeping others safe and protecting your car while you’re at it:
Don’t Speed You shouldn’t speed ever. However, if you are rushing to get to a party on Halloween, remember that others on the road are probably being unsafe drivers that day too. Therefore, prevent a car accident by driving at the speed limit and watching out for other cars (sometimes, it is the terrible driving habits of other drivers that can cost you).
Don’t Text and Drive You already know this too, but we’re going to stress it just in case some people have forgotten. Texting and driving, particularly during Halloween when everyone is rushing and kids and pedestrians are everywhere, is not good. The combination of all these things plus a careless driver looking down at his/her phone can end up endangering someone. So do yourself a favor and put your phone away.
Be a Cautious Parker When you park your car, check your surroundings. Make sure that your car isn’t directly underneath a tree with a weak tree branch that could fall easily. Take a look at anything that could harm your vehicle and your auto glass and then avoid parking there.
Avoid Parking in Crowded Areas but Don’t Park in a Deserted Areas Either Similarly avoid parking somewhere crowded. If you’re at a party, don’t park in the midst of other cars. If it’s so crowded that you can’t hop back in your car and drive away, don’t park there to begin with. Besides, if you’re stuck in the middle of other cars and people not in the best shape to drive and pull their cars out, you’re doomed. At the same time, don’t park in deserted areas either, or else your car might get broken into or get towed without your knowledge.
Drive Extra Slow Around Children Another safety tip is to drive extra slow around kids. Even if the speed limit says you can go 35 miles per hour, drive a bit slower and be careful.
If There Is an Auto Glass Damage, Don’t Drive Your Car If your windshield or window was previously damaged, don’t drive your car. For one, it is dangerous to drive with broken auto glass. For two, it gives thieves an easy way to get inside your car.
Remove Valuables from Your Car Before driving out on Halloween, remove valuables from your car, such as a visible GPS, money, a purse, and a bike. These things might tempt a thief to break into your car.
Inspect Headlights and Backlights Last but not least, before you drive that night, inspect your headlights and backlights to make sure they are working properly. You don’t want to start driving only to realize that you can’t see the road or any of the kids crossing the street.
This Halloween, follow these car care, auto glass, and safety tips to ensure no one gets hurt and your car stays in good shape. And most importantly, have a happy Halloween!