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06/03/2021
The extremely sunny days can come with a few challenges for those behind the wheel. Learn how to drive safely when the sun rays are intense through this post that Vaughan Distributing in Jackson has prepared for you.

There are days in which driving can be more dangerous than usual. For example, it's easy to see why rainy and snowy days could be riskier for drivers: the roads are slippery due to the precipitation and your visibility is compromised because the day is darker. Still, believe it or not, extremely sunny days can also be dangerous. The heat can lead in heatstroke and dehydration, while the glaring sun can be blinding and even serious skin conditions. Moreover, people are more likely to engage in road rage when it's hot outside. For these reasons, it's imperative that you learn how to stay safe behind the wheel when the temperatures are the highest. For tips on the matter, continue reading the post below.

A well-maintained vehicle is more resistant to the extreme heat. Call Vaughan Distributing at (307) 413-1011 or visit the online store to purchase the best products for it, including the top synthetic oil in Jackson.

How to Drive Safely on a Sunny Day

Protect Yourself From the Rays

One of the most dangerous things about extremely sunny days is that there's the risk of developing serious skin ailments, such as skin cancer. To make sure this doesn't happen, you should wear sunscreen, a hat, gloves, and even long sleeves as you drive.

Drink Water

For many of us, the heat equals sweat. The problem is that if you don't replenish the fluids your body lost through the sweat, you could end up dehydrated. For that reason, you should drink enough water and keep a bottle with you as you drive. If you're feeling dehydrated (dizzy and nauseated), visit your doctor promptly.

Keep Up With Your Vehicle's Maintenance

An overheated engine is only one of the technical malfunctions that can take place thanks to the extreme heat. To make sure your vehicle won't crumble and fail when the temperatures are high, you have to maintain it properly. Take it to a mechanic so they can help it perform safely during these hotter days.

Protect your engine and keep it working strong, even in the heat, with the continued use of AMSOIL Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil, the best synthetic oil in Jackson.

Clean Your Vehicle

Believe it or not, the dirt and gunk that gathers on your vehicle can hinder its performance and even damage its components. Moreover, having a dirty windshield when there's a glaring sun can make it difficult for you to see when you're driving. To keep a functional and safe vehicle, make sure to keep it as clean as you can.

Stay Away From Road Rage

The heat can make people more likely to engage in road rage. However, you should avoid it at all costs, since it can lead to dangerous situations and may even affect your mental health. To stay away from road rage, create a calming environment in your vehicle and try using different relaxation exercises.

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Avoid the Harsh Sun

If you have errands to run and places to be during extremely sunny days but would like to avoid the dangers of sunny-day driving, then try to avoid the harshest sun. The sun is at its peak from 11 am and 6 pm. If possible, go out before or after that timeframe to avoid the harsh sun and its challenges.

Don't Get Blinded

As stated above, one of the dangers of driving when the sun rays are intense is that the glare can blind you. This is obviously not what you want, so you should keep a clean windshield, wear sunglasses, block the sunshine with the visor, and avoid looking directly at the sun. If needed, use the lines at the side of the road as guidelines.

Allow More Space

Finally, something that can help you avoid car wrecks, especially when you're blinded by the sun, is to allow more space between your vehicle and those around you. This way, if you can't see very well, you will have more time to react appropriately and safely to the situations on the road.

Help your engine withstand the high temperatures with the proper maintenance. Call Vaughan Distributing at (307) 413-1011 or visit the online store to place an order on the most effective synthetic oil in Jackson.

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