Category Archives: Driving Safety

Should I Buy My Tires at the Dealership?

You probably don’t realize it, but your tires are the most important safety feature on your vehicle. Think about it. If your tires fail, your brakes won’t be much help and neither will your stability control. That is why it is so important to get the right tires for your car, and when you buy your tires at the dealership, that is exactly what you will get.

If you purchase tires here at Cronic Nissan, we will make sure the tires you choose are the right size for your vehicle and will work with the type of driving you do. Of course, tires come in a wide range of price options, so we will give you variety of tires to choose from, usually good, better, and best options.

Once you have chosen the tires you want, we will install them for you. While doing that, our trained technicians can check for any potential problems like poorly aligned wheels or brake issues.

Visit us at Cronic Nissan for all of your tire needs.

tires at the dealership

Sharing the Road with Bikes: Staying Safe around Bicyclists

Spring is in the air and bikes are on the road. Due to warmer weather, bikes are set to hit the streets in record numbers, making it especially important to pay attention on the road. There are several advantages to riding a bike, from lowering emissions, saving gas, and getting in shape. Nonetheless, sharing the road with bikes can create added hazards.

sharing the road with bikes

According to The Washington Post, one of the most important things to remember is how vulnerable bikes are. The average bike weighs 20 pounds—cars, on the other hand, weigh an average of 4,000 pounds. One tap of your car could be fatal for a bicyclists. Always give added room when following or driving by bikes.

Have patience. In most states, bikes must ride on the road if the rider is over 10 years old. While some places provide bike lanes, you must always treat bikes like cars. They also must obey traffic laws. Although it might be difficult, imagine they are just another car on the road.

Look twice when turning right. Our brains often fail to register bikes when we are driving because they are not as large as cars. Look a second time when turning. Also, when turning from the road (as opposed to a stop sign or light), look out for riders that may continue straight.

Finally, consider biking yourself! Biking reduces stress, helps eliminate pollution, and can save you big on gas. Just remember to follow all traffic rules, and always wear protective gear.