How to Be a Better Driver

Driving is something you probably do every day. It's something you've known how to do since you were a teenager, and might be something you take for granted.


It can also be hazardous when you aren't careful, and automotive accidents are all too common. There's no time like to present to recommit to being a safe driver, and here, the staff at McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs has put together a few tips for helping you become the best driver you can be!


·         Be familiar with your vehicle. Have you ever flipped through your owner's manual? It's there for a reason. You should know everything there is to know about your vehicle-what it's supposed to sound like when it's running properly, what each light on your dashboard means, what to do in the event that something goes wrong. Becoming more familiar with your vehicle can only serve you in becoming a safer driver.

·         Slow down. Do you really need to get somewhere so quickly that you're willing to risk the safety of yourself, your passengers and everyone else on the road? It's much better to be a few minutes late than to run the risk of an accident, and speeding is one of the leading causes of auto accidents today.

·         Familiarize yourself with local laws. If you don't know the laws, it's much harder to follow them. But that won't matter to a police officer, and it doesn't matter when it comes to safety, either. Pay attention to local rules of the road-can you make a right turn on a red light? What's the speed limit? Knowing these things will help you stay safe and keep everyone else on the road safe as well.

·         Get regular auto maintenance. A vehicle that isn't inspected and maintained on a regular basis is not going to be as safe to drive as one that is. Be sure you're having your oil changed regularly, as well as other less common routine maintenance tasks. The service department at McCarthy Hyundai can help you out.


Driving safely and cautiously should be the goal of everyone on the road. If you pay attention to your driving habits and change up your routine just a bit, you'll find that you're a much better driver!


Want more tips for driving safety from the friendly staff at McCarthy Hyundai of Blue Springs? We can help you out. Just visit our Hyundai dealership in Missouri to find advice on driving safety and so much more. 

McCarthy Blue Springs Hyundai
3000 NW South Outer Road Blue Springs, Missouri 64015
Phone: (877) 584-1401 URL of Map