Happy Family Day from Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres!

Minit-Tune & Brake| Monday, February 08, 2016

Stay safe on the roads this Family Day on February 8th. The team at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres in British Columbia wishes you a wonderful holiday. We hope your long weekend is spent making memories with loved ones!

Tips for Safe Driving with the Family

Driving with the family can be a completely different experience than cruising by yourself. Here are a few useful tips to keep in mind when heading out on the road with your family on board:

  • Fasten Seatbelts and Car Seats: Before leaving your driveway, remind everyone in the car to fasten their seatbelts! With all the chatter and excitement of a vacation day, it is easy to let regular rules slide. Don’t let safety be one of them. Ensure car seats are secure and your child is properly strapped in. Avoid hefty fines or worse by buckling up before backing out.
  • Adjust Seats and Mirrors: Family vehicles often have more than one driver. If you are splitting the driving duties on a long trip or simply weren’t the last person behind the wheel, take a few moments to adjust your seat and mirrors. These small changes are easy to forget if you are in a rush but will make a big difference in visibility, comfort and safety when you are driving.
  • Explain Safe Driving: If you have young children, their chatter, fights, or toys may cause distraction. Explain safe driving to your kids so that they know what kind of behaviour is acceptable in the car. You may not be able to avoid all meltdowns, but you will set the tone for safe behaviour in the car and prepare them to take driving seriously when they are old enough to get behind the wheel.
  • Regular Vehicle Maintenance: You can practice all the best defensive driving techniques, but if your vehicle is not operating properly, it can cause issues for you and your family on the road. Be sure to schedule your annual auto maintenance services to avoid any problems. Regular auto repairs in BC and maintenance checks will also increase the longevity of your vehicle.

If you need help keeping your family vehicle in safe, working order, our team of trained technicians can provide fast and friendly car services. We offer a range of auto maintenance and repair services in Vancouver; whether you need an oil change, brake testing or vehicle repairs. Schedule your maintenance check or vehicle repair service in BC—book an appointment today or visit one of our convenient locations. Happy Family Day from our Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres family to yours!

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