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Car Safety Tips All Parents Need This School Holiday:

Ensure your safety while driving through these tips from Toyota Australia
By Expert Tips
Date: September 21 2021
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Check, check, check

The first thing you need to do is inspect the condition of your car before going anywhere. Check your tyre pressure, tread levels, oil levels, wiper blades and fluid levels to prevent any problems once you’re on the road.

Have your GPS mapped and ready to go

Slightly larger radiuses mean more playgrounds to explore! Make sure you know where you’re going, and have it mapped into your GPS system. Our pro tip is to take screenshots or print outs of your directions just in case your phone or GPS battery dies or if you end up in an area without any signal.

Stock up on supplies

Make sure you don’t run out of food, fuel or water on your journey, especially if you’re going for a picnic! A car full of hungry people is a car you don’t want to spend too long in. Grab a spare fuel can in your car if you plan on heading into the great unknown (of course, within your radius still…). Another tip is to pack plenty of games and entertainment for the kids so that they don’t drive you crazy out of boredom.

Make sure you rest

Driving tired can be extremely dangerous so make sure you give yourself enough time between driving stints to properly recuperate. Too many avoidable accidents happen due to tired drivers and their slowed-down reaction times. Make to keep your mind alert, and rest whenever your body asks for it.

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