No driver wants to encounter road hazards, but they can occur at a moment’s notice. No matter if you’re a new or seasoned driver, you should always prepare yourself for whatever the road throws your way. To help you protect yourself and your car against unpredictable road hazards, our team here at Dan Hemm Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM has created a list of common road hazards and the best ways to avoid them, no matter where you drive.

Skidding

Should you find yourself driving on a wet, muddy, or icy road, your tires could easily hydroplane or skid if you aren’t careful. If you start to feel your tires skidding, don’t press your foot on the gas pedal. Instead, slowly coast towards a safe point away from other vehicles, so your vehicle doesn’t start spinning out of control.

Impact

No matter how safe you try to be behind the wheel, it’s hard to protect yourself from reckless drivers. If you ever get into an accident, it’s best to remain calm and assess yourself and your passengers before getting out. If possible, pull your vehicle over to the side of the road so you’re away from oncoming traffic. Then, you can get out of your vehicle, contact the police, and gather information from others involved.

No matter what type of road hazard you encounter, our team of dealers here at Dan Hemm Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT are always here to help you out. If you need to repair your vehicle, stop by our service center, where our expert auto technicians will whip your vehicle into perfect shape. Our dealership is located at 2594 West Michigan Street if you want to visit!