Additionally, it’s not a bad idea to make sure your car is ready for the changing of the seasons, too, to prevent breaking down on a blustery day.
Less Daylight Hours
As summer fades away, so do the daylight hours! Once fall has arrived, it’s likely that you’ll be driving more at dawn or dusk, or in the dark. Although nighttime driving is common, it can be a challenge for many drivers. If you struggle to see well at night or feel uncomfortable driving after dark, try to drive only during the daylight hours. While it’s not always possible, if you do need to drive after dark make sure you know to navigate the roads safely, avoiding common problems such as glare from oncoming vehicle’s headlights and not driving when you’re fatigued.
Watch for Wildlife
You don’t need to live in a rural area to come across wildlife, such as deer or raccoons, crossing the road at night. While wildlife can be easier to spot during the day, you may struggle to see them approaching the road when it’s dark out. Deer crossing are particularly prevalent during the fall as it is their migration and mating season. Drive alert and scan the sides of the road, especially when traveling near heavily wooded areas or cornfields.