Most of us are pretty comfortable with driving a car, but when we get in a new city or behind the wheel of an unfamiliar vehicle, we need to be a little more mindful. Car accidents happen every day here in Houston, and we want all of our customers to be safe on the roads. Even if you consider yourself a very experienced driver, it never hurts to have a little refresher course on car safety!
If you are planning a trip to Houston or some other area, and anticipate renting a car to drive around town in, here are a few tips to keep yourself and the other people around you safe and sound:
1. Always use your turn signals
Your Houston rental car should have all its lights and blinkers working, so don’t be afraid to use them. Whenever you are turning or changing lanes, it’s important to notify your fellow drivers with your turn signals.
2. Obey the speed limits
We know that driving a nice, new rental car may tempt you to hit the gas pedal, but always pay attention to the speed limits in your area and follow them. Not only does this keep you safe, but it also reduces your risk of getting a ticket, which can be more expensive for non-locals.
3. Do a safety check
Each time you get in your rental car, do a brief safety check of the fuel level, lights, wipers, and other necessary features. Make sure you know how to operate these things correctly, and remember to report any malfunctions to your car rental company right away.
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