Stay safe on the road this autumn with SsangYong
Autumn is a season of warm colours and cosy vibes, but it also presents unique challenges for drivers. Chilly mornings, unpredictable weather, and reduced daylight hours can make the roads more hazardous. As your trusted partner in SUVs, we care about your safety.
In this blog, we've compiled a list of essential safety tips to help you navigate the autumn roads with confidence.
Check Your Tyres
As temperatures drop, so does tyre pressure. It's essential to check your tyres and ensure they are properly inflated to the manufacturer's recommendations. Additionally, make sure your tyres have adequate tread depth, as this is crucial for maintaining good traction on wet or slippery surfaces. Your tyres are often the first line of defence against autumn's unpredictable road conditions.
Keep Your Lights On
With the days getting shorter, visibility becomes a significant concern. Always use your headlights, even during daylight hours to enhance your safety on the road. This practice not only helps you see better but also makes your vehicle more visible to other drivers, reducing the risk of accidents in low-light conditions.
One way to combat the dark is taking advantage of auto lights, which are available across the entire SsangYong range. This feature is designed to detect changes in ambient light, making them especially valuable during the transition from daylight to twilight or when you encounter adverse weather conditions.
Prepare for Fog
As the autumn season rolls in, we often encounter fog that can significantly impair visibility, sometimes reducing it to near zero. To safely navigate through such conditions, it's important to switch on your fog lights. On the other hand, avoid using high beams as they can reflect off the dense fog and worsen visibility, making it even more challenging to drive for you and other road users.
Wet leaves and slippery surfaces can pose a challenge when it comes to braking. To maintain control of your vehicle and remain safe, it's important to apply the brakes gently. Avoid sudden or hard stops, as these can lead to skidding and loss of control, particularly during these colder months.
It is also important to reduce your speed and increase your following distance during wet and slippery conditions. Sudden stops or turns can lead to accidents, so be extra cautious.
Stay Informed About the Weather
Before you leave on your journey, make it a habit to check the weather forecast. Knowing what to expect can be a game-changer in terms of safety. It allows you to plan your trip more effectively and stay one step ahead of changing weather.
Maintain Your Vehicle
Regular maintenance is super important, especially at this time of year. Ensure your brakes, wipers, demisters, and heating system are in excellent working order to battle the elements you might face on the road.
At SsangYong Motors, we're not only committed to providing you with reliable vehicles but also dedicated to your safety. This autumn, consider these tips when you’re next on the road, whether you're enjoying the seasonal views or facing less-than-ideal weather conditions. Stay safe, stay prepared, and enjoy your journey with SsangYong.
Book a test drive this autumn with your nearest SsangYong dealer and receive a 3-year service plan free of charge upon purchase. To find out more, click here.