The vehicles we sell at our Chevy dealership in Cedar Rapids, IA are loaded with the latest safety features, but there’s something even Chevy safety features can’t prevent: human error. The majority of crashes are due to human error and until cars start driving themselves, we all need to do better. Pat McGrath Chevyland wants all of our customers to be safe out on the road, so we’ve assembled a few tips to help you drive smarter.
Replacing Tires and Vehicle Equipment
As a vehicle owner, you owe it to yourself and your vehicle to come to our Cedar Rapids-area Chevy service center to ensure your Chevrolet car is running the way it should. Certain parts of your vehicle have a shelf life; your windshield wiper blades, for example, are going to be your primary tool in increasing visibility during snow or rain. If they aren’t working well and you hit something, is it your fault or the wiper blades? Keep a list of when things need to be replaced — windshield wipers last about two years — and check tire tread and inflation regularly.
Be Accountable For Your Actions and Don’t Make Assumptions About Other Drivers
All too often people make an un-signaled lane change and expect the other driver to slow down — but just as often, people get distracted and take their eyes off the road to change the radio or send a text message. Be safe by not counting on other drivers to do the right thing; drive defensively and set a proper example with your own driving habits.
Of course, don’t forget to always wear your seatbelt. An investigation of rollover crashes determined that 80 percent of people who died in a crash were not wearing their seatbelts. Chevy provides safety features to help keep you safe, but they aren’t going to be effective if you don’t use them.
Learn More About Chevy Safety Features at Pat McGrath Chevyland
Besides regularly coming in for service, our Cedar Rapids dealership can answer any questions about the safety features in your car. Knowing how your car can protect you will be very beneficial in case of an accident. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, schedule a test drive and a member of our sales team will be able to point out all of Chevy’s safety features for you.