How To Stay Safe On Pennsylvania's Roads This Fall

How To Stay Safe On Pennsylvania's Roads This Fall

At Jack Williams Tire we’ve been keeping cars, trucks and SUVs safely on the road since 1929 – that’s 89 years of tire changes, brake jobs, tune-ups and more. And 89 years’ worth of learning. So, what is the most important thing we’ve learned? That the changes in season have an impact on our roads, our cars, and our driving habits.   Confidence Behind The Wheel: This is as much about confidence in your own ability as it is confidence in the performance of your vehicle and tires. While the first part is on you, we’re happy to help with the second. Jack Williams Tire’s 36 locations offer complete car care service including tire repair, flat tire repair, alignments, oil changes, state inspections and more. Our ASE-certified technicians work to ensure your vehicle is ready for what the ever-changing weather this fall and winter will bring.   Visibility: From replacing wiper blades to checking your headlights, brake lights and turn signals, it’s important to make sure you can see and be seen. The fall weather can increase the likelihood of sun glare and fog – not just rain. If you don’t regularly check your wipers and lights, we suggest making it at least a seasonal checkup. (Did you know Jack Williams will perform a courtesy check of your vehicle each time you visit?) Also, remember that when your wipers are on, you need to have your headlights on – that’s the law in Pennsylvania.   Awareness: Pennsylvania’s winding roads are part of our state’s charm but they also present some serious driving challenges. Roadway landscapes offer some wonderful scenic but they also provide great cover for deer in the midst of breeding season. This means that we have to be extra vigilant for unexpected roadway crossings. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offers these safety reminders:

  • Slow down and use caution, particularly where deer crossing signs are posted and increase following distance between vehicles;
  • Make young drivers aware of increased deer movement;
  • Be especially watchful during morning and evening hours when wildlife is most active;
  • Exercise caution when one deer crosses a roadway. Since deer often travel in small herds, one deer will usually be followed by others;

  Distracted Driving: We know that distracted drivers pose a risk to everyone on the road. Our team members are required to follow applicable state or federal laws or regulation as part of Jack Williams Tire’s commitment to safety. Earlier this year Pennsylvania updated the texting-while-driving ban to include texting, instant messaging, emailing and browsing the internet. In addition, wearing headphones or using earphones while driving is also prohibited. According to data released by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts in April, distracted driving citations increased by 52% statewide from 2014 to 2016.   “We understand what it’s like to drive these roads because we drive them too. Our family and our team members live and work locally so we know every twist, turn, rise and pothole … well, maybe not every pothole,” says Tom Vose. “Our family’s commitment to your family is to have the work done right, at a fair price, and done by expertly trained technicians. That’s The Williams Way.”   To schedule your vehicle’s fall service, please visit https://www.jackwilliams.com/ Fall Driving  

September 21, 2018
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