The warmer seasons have a tendency of bringing severe weather along with them. With this in mind, it is good to be prepared to know what to do in case you are driving and severe weather hits your area. This information is good to have even if you never need to use it. Keep reading below to learn a few helpful tips that you could use in the future!
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Driving Tips for Thunderstorms
- Make sure that your lights are on
- Keep your windshield wipers in good working condition
- Avoid hydroplaning by not braking quickly, driving too fast or using cruise control
Driving Tips for Tornadoes
- Drive slowly when there are high winds
- If you see a tornado approaching, do not try to outdrive it, get out of your car and lay on the lowest land with your hands over your head
- Stay home and seek shelter if you see a tornado watch or warning for your area
Driving Tips for Flooding
- Stay on the higher ground streets of your city
- Do not drive in a puddle that you don’t know the depth of
- Listen to the news for flooding areas near you
Driving Tips for Fog
- If you are driving and cannot see, pull off to the side of the road and wait
- Use your low beams for best visibility
- Do not drive in thick fog if you do not have to
We hope that you found these tips helpful and that you will be able to use them someday. Check out our dealership for new and pre-owned Toyota vehicles or contact us with any questions!