Car Safety Tips for All Drivers

Car Safety Basics Every Driver Should Know

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Whether you own or lease your car, it's good to know simple car upkeep and safety tips. Watch our life coach Laura Baron's video to learn basic car tips to get you started!

Basic Car Upkeep & Safety Tips

  • Know the basics and use family members, mechanics & auto stores as resources to help you learn how to check all of your car fluids. Be honest about what you know in terms of car upkeep and make sure you ask questions!
  • Learn how to change a tire—don't get stuck with a flat tire in the middle of nowhere
  • Have a car tool kit and/or emergency kit on top of your car registration, insurance and owner's manual. Make sure you have in your trunk:
  • Road flares or reflectors
  • Change of clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Car phone charger
  • Non-perishable snacks like protein bars
  • Tire repair kit

Even if you don't know much about cars, please learn basic tips like the above to help you prepare for emergencies and to stay safe on the road!


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The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.