(NewsUSA) – Fireworks, sparklers and hot dogs, oh my! The Fourth of July is upon us, and it’s a great time to think about little ways you can show your patriotism and celebrate being an American. One way you can celebrate the nation’s birthday is by not only protecting yourself and other while on the road, but also guarding your wallet from high gas prices.
Firestone Complete Auto Care would like to honor this July Fourth with tips on how you and your vehicle can save money and stay safe on your daily commute.
• Find the lowest gas prices near your home. With staggering gas prices, Firestone Complete Auto Care realizes your morning commute may now be turning into a money pit. We have developed a new online resource, Gasonomics, to help you save money at the pump. Go to www.firestonecompleteautocare.com/gasonomics/ to find the lowest gas prices near your home, money saving tips and special offers from Firestone Complete Auto Care.
• Make sure your vehicle is in good working condition. Check your tires often, and make sure everything is in order underneath the hood. Your tires are the only things between your vehicle and the road, so it’s important they are in good shape.
• Get comfortable, and stay focused behind the wheel. Before setting off, make sure the driver’s seat is adjusted to a comfortable position. This is especially important if you share the car with family members who may have adjusted your seat. Also, stay focused on safe driving. Trying to multitask while driving is dangerous for you and other drivers on the road.
• Don’t be an aggressive driver, and don’t let other aggressive drivers get to you. Do your best to stay calm on the road, even in tricky conditions. Be realistic about your travel time. If you’re going to be late, take a deep breath and accept the delay. Additionally, getting involved with an aggressive driver isn’t worth the risk. For your own safety, don’t react to any rude gestures, and certainly don’t return them. Don’t let little things wind you up.
It has been 235 years since the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Don’t let another day go by without considering what you can do to protect yourself and others on your daily drive.