When most people think of driving hazards, they usually imagine the snow and ice of winter. While you definitely need to be paying special attention to the road during the winter months, fall comes along with its own set of driving dangers.

Here are a few ways to keep yourself safe when you're on the road this fall.

  • Watch out for water.
  • When it's not quite cold enough to snow, you can expect a large number of puddles on the road. Deep water can be dangerous to vehicles because it causes hydroplaning when the front tires can get wet. Drive slowly and watch out for water. If you do have an accident, consult your Volvo repair shop in Bucks County as soon as you can.
  • Beware of the dark.
  • Fall is the season in which we turn our clocks back, and while most of us are thankful for the chance to sleep in, not many of us love how it gets dark earlier in the day. A staggering 50% of traffic deaths occur at night, so it's worth the time to slow down and make sure your headlights are on when you're driving in the dark. If you find yourself replacing your headlights over and over again, it may be time to contact your local Volvo certified pre-owned and get into a new car.
  • Take care of your tires.
  • Though there isn't much need for snow tires in the fall, tires typically start to lose pressure around this time of year because most drivers replace them early on in the year after taking off their snow tires. Be sure to check the pressure of your tires this season as an extremely low tire can cause a blowout on the road. 

    If you've been thinking of stepping into a new vehicle this fall, remember to visit us here at Volvo Cars of Fort Washington, your leading supplier of new and certified pre-owned vehicles. Happy fall!