Archive for the ‘Safety Tips’ Category
If you’ve ever gotten caught driving in a dangerous storm, then you know firsthand just how scary it can be. One way to decrease fear is to always be prepared, which is why our team here at Western Slope Auto is going to share a video sharing tips on what to do if you’re ever caught driving in a hail storm. Although it doesn’t happen too often here in Grand Junction, hail can come at any time regardless of where you are. Let’s highlight some ways to increase safety in the event of a hail storm. (more…)
There are many challenges to being the parent of a teen driver. Your nerves are likely shot from slamming down on your imaginary brake pedal, and the whole not-knowing exactly where your child is at all times can be hard to get used to, to say the least.
Then there’s the issue your teen is probably most prone to bring up while you’re doing all the major hand-wringing: his or her own set of wheels. If that’s something you’re actively looking for together, then you know the whole safe-AND-affordable line is a tough one to walk. Luckily, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) issues an annual list of recommended used vehicles that meet both safety and affordability standards for a wide variety of families. This year’s list is in, and we’ve got a ton of safe used cars for teen drivers in Grand Junction CO right here at Western Slope Auto. Let’s see some of the Ford, Lincoln, and Toyota models that made the IIHS recommendation list: (more…)
What is a Takata airbag
With the recent string of recalls involving something called a Takata airbag, we thought it would be appropriate to cover some of the details, including what is a Takata airbag, in our blog. The Takata airbag is just a brand of airbag that is used in a number of vehicles all around the world.
As far as Ford vehicles go, there were a number of Ford Mustang vehicles that were thought to be affected by the recall, but those individuals with a defective airbag were notified and given directions as to the next steps to take to ensure driver and passenger safety. If you did not get a notification but are unsure whether your vehicle was affected by the recall or not, you can give us a call or stop by today! (more…)
How to teach a teen to drive
Do you have a new driver in the house? Does the thought of teaching a teen to learn how to drive terrify you? Fret no more, because at Western Slope Auto, we learned a few tips when it comes to learning how to teach a teen to drive.
The first thing to remember when exploring how to teach a teen to drive is that each and every new driver is different. Driving is a skill, and just like learning any other skill, everyone learns differently. What works for teaching one new driver the ways of the road may not work for another. It’s important to spend time with that new driver and talk with them how they would like to learn how to drive. Maybe they want a hands-on experience, or maybe they want a hands-off experience, where you let them make their own mistakes and figure it out (Within reason, of course. We would never promote sacrificing or disregarding safety!). (more…)
Top 3 Ways to Get Pulled Over
It is so much easier to get pulled over than you think. It doesn’t really take that much for you to get pulled over by the police. What do you do to get pulled over and how can you stop it from happening? Western Slope Auto wants to help keep you from being pulled over by the police so we have come up with this list of the top 3 ways to get pulled over by the police so you can learn what not to do. (more…)
Tips to Survive a Winter Stranding
Drivers need to respect the dangers that come along with driving in the winter. Even if the road conditions are good enough to drive in, there are still things that can go very wrong in a hurry. You should always be prepared for the worse. The easiest way to keep yourself from being stranded in your car this winter is to avoid driving in bad weather. If that is not possible than you should at least know how to survive when you are stranded in the winter months. (more…)
Driving on slick roads is always one of the scariest things to do in the winter. Living in an area that gets frequent snow storms and temperatures that always seem to hover around the freezing mark makes driving very tough during the winter months. Some drivers have more experience than other when it comes to driving in winter weather but sometimes experience doesn’t help. The only thing that can get you safely to your destination is to know how to avoid a pileup. Western Slope Auto wants you to drive safely this winter so we have come up with some great tips to help you learn how to drive safely on the highway this winter. (more…)
Emergency Road Kit
When it comes to traveling or commuting an emergency road kit can make a big difference between getting back on the road quickly and being stuck for a very long time waiting for help to arrive. An emergency road kit is a key item that every driver should have inside of their new car in Grand Junction, CO. Not many people have an emergency road kit in their car but it is the most important things that you could carry in your car. Western slope Auto would like to help you stay safe and get you back on the road quickly and safely with these tips on what you should have in your emergency road kit. (more…)
Safe Driving Tips for Teenagers
Well it’s that time of year again when all of the kids are back in school which means the roads on our morning commute are again filled with teenage drivers. If you have a teenage driver I’m sure that you worry about them driving to school and back and wherever else they may go that you don’t know about. At Western Slope Auto we want everyone in our community to drive safely on our roads so we have come up with a few safe driving tips for teenagers that will help young drivers become safer drivers. (more…)