Wayne’s Automotive Center does more than Reno and Sparks Auto Care, we provide tips for safe driving. Here is our tip of the week.
Reno and Sparks Auto Care Tip of the Week
All Reno and Sparks drivers have blind spots – and no, I’m not talking about the fact that you don’t sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the street that you can’t see when you’re driving around Reno and Sparks.
First, let’s talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others.
To begin, we can significantly reduce blind spots by adequately adjusting our mirrors to give the fullest coverage achievable. Make the changes in your vehicle before you start to drive.
First, Reno and Sparks drivers should adjust their rearview mirrors to give the best possible view directly to the rear of their vehicle. Reno and Sparks folks don’t need it to get a better look at either side of the car, the kids in the back seat or their dazzling smile. It’s pretty evident; the rearview mirror should reveal the rear.
Next, tilt your head until it almost touches the driver’s side window. Adjust your side mirror so that you can see the side of your vehicle. Now, tilt your head to the middle of the automobile and adjust the outside mirror so that you can see the right side of the car.
When SPARKS drivers modify their mirrors this way, they’ll have maximum coverage. Of course, driving is a changing process – things change every second on NV roads and busy highways. So it’s prudent to take a quick look to the side when passing to make sure that another vehicle hasn’t moved into an area you couldn’t see in your mirrors.
As you move around the Reno and Sparks area, avoid staying in others’ blind spots. You can’t count on them to be watching their mirrors and looking out for you.
Here are some points for passing a heavy vehicle on NV roads:
Avoid the blind spots. If you can’t see the drivers face in one of his mirrors or a window, he cannot see you!
Don’t follow too close. If you can’t see one of the truck’s mirrors, you’re exceedingly close.
Make sure there is an abundance of room to pass. Trucks are long and take time to get around. If you’re on one of our local two-lane highways, wait for a passing zone.
Don’t linger when passing, because the blind spots are so big on the sides; you want to get through them quickly. If you can’t move up rapidly, drop back.
Pass on the left whenever possible. A trucks’ blind spot is much more extensive on the right.
The team of automotive professionals at Wayne’s Automotive Center wants you to watch those blind places – but you are free to sing wherever you want.