South Africans will be celebrating the Easter holidays this April. This is going to be a first following last year’s cancelled plans for the whole nation because of the first wave of the Coronavirus that took not only South Africa, but the whole world by storm.
Ahead of the Easter period, we would like to offer the following tips to our valued customers and fellow road users:
- Book your vehicle for a road safety check at our workshop ahead of travel. Look out for specials in this regard as we try to assist where we can to always ensure our clients’ safety.
- Rest well the day/night before travel. While on the road, stop every two hours or 200km to stretch, and get fresh air. Make the journey part of the holiday experience.
- Put all non-essential electronic devices away. If you are driving with a cell phone, use it only when you have to, not when you want to. Don’t text and drive. Contact us for options on having hands-free devices installed to ensure your safety as well as that of your fellow road users.
- Ensure everyone in the vehicle wears their seatbelt, drive to the conditions of the road, and obey all the rules of the road at all times. Ensure there are no airbag light warnings lit.
- Be courteous to other drivers. Rather get to your destination a little later. Enjoy the scenery whilst you are at it.
- Stick to the speed limit at all times and drive slower where necessary according to bad weather or poor road conditions.
- Keep your eyes on your temperature gauge regularly. Should the vehicle reflect any signs of overheating, rather pull to the side of the road and contact for road assistance than what you allow the vehicle to overheat. Consequential damages of overheating can be very costly and you do not want to spend your holiday savings on expensive vehicle repairs.