Sep 252018
 

Back-to-School Driving Tips

The last days of summer mean that the kids are heading back to school, but the weather is still nice enough that they’re still out enjoying as much fresh air as possible. At this time of year, it’s a good idea to brush up on some back-to-school driving tips that will help keep everyone safe.

  • Respect school zones and speed limits: During the summer months, it might be easy to forget the need to respect school zone speed limits and rules since you don’t encounter them so much. This September, always slow down in school zones, be patient, and pay attention.
  • Organize a carpool: To reduce vehicle congestion in school drop-off and pick-up areas, organize a carpool with fellow parents. When it’s your turn to drive, respect the school’s drop-off rules, which are in place to keep everyone safe. In general, you should not double park or drop off/pick up kids at a spot where they have to cross traffic to get to the school entrance or to your vehicle.
  • Respect walkers: Do not block crosswalks and always yield to pedestrians. If a crossing guard is present, you should follow their directions.
  • Respect buses: It can be frustrating getting stuck behind a bus if you’re in a hurry, but you should never illegally pass them. If yellow or red school-bus lights are flashing, all traffic must stop. In addition, buses can block your line of vision, so you will want to be extra careful when close to a bus.

If you want to head back to school in style and make sure that your kid is the talk of the carpool pickup, stop by Hurlbert Toyota and check out our selection of stylish new Toyotas

Aug 242015
 

Tire Pressure

When it comes to spending money, many people would rather head out on a road trip than pay bills. While a road trip can have its own headaches, money and maintenance shouldn’t have to be on your mind. By maintaining your car’s proper tire pressure, you don’t have to! We here at Hurlbert Toyota are here to tell you the benefits of maintaining tire pressure!

First and foremost, keeping your tire pressure at the optimal pressure as suggested by the manufacturer can save a lot of wear and tear on your tires. By preserving your tread, you also increase the amount of miles between new sets, which saves a good amount of money over the life of your car.

Proper tire pressure also increases your car’s handling. Whether you’re on wet or dry roads, traction is important and the proper pressure is there to provide the most traction possible. By improving handling, you’ll experience an overall safer drive as you have more control over the vehicle.

When it comes down to saving money at the pump, maintaining the proper tire pressure can result in better gas mileage. Considering fuel efficiency is a selling point, you’ll want to make the most of each fill-up.