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Halloween Safety Driving Tips

Halloween Safe Driving Tips

If your Halloween trip includes plans to a ghoulish gala or a chance to transform into your favorite super hero for the night, Cecil Clark Chevrolet urges everyone to remember to stay safe on the road. Below are a few tips to help keep you safe this Halloween.

Impaired Driving, whether with alcohol or marijuana, will cause loss of coordination and can cloud your judgement. This puts you at heightened risk for an untimely visit to the ER or worse. To avoid this we recommend:

  • Arrange a safe ride for the evening – Plenty of options are available to you, including public transportation, a designated sober driver and rideshare or cab services such as Uber or Lyft. Spending a few extra dollars for a safe ride home is worth it versus the cost of a DUI.
  • Take your time – Our bodies can only process small amounts of alcohol at a time. Pace yourself and take time to grab a bite and some water in between alcoholic beverages.
  • Look after others – If you’re hosting a Halloween party, keep an eye on your guests. You could be responsible if a partygoer drives drunk and causes an accident.

Trick-or-treaters may be visiting your neighborhood, and some can be hard to spot if they’re wearing dark colored costumes. If you are driving at this time, be prepared.

  • Obey the speed limit signs – Stick to the speed limit or below. This gives you more time to react if someone steps out from between cars or any other unexpected spot.
  • Pay close attention to crosswalks – Those who enter a crosswalk, or have a walk symbol at the stoplight, have the right of way. You must yield to them even if they continue walking after the symbol has expired.
  • Keep distractions out of your driver seat – Sending a cute Count Dracula GIF might be fun, but doing so behind the wheel is dangerous. Phones and any other related distractions can cause drivers to miss objects and pedestrians, such as trick or treaters.
Used Cars Clermont Florida

DIY Tips To Revamp Your Used Car

Used Cars Clermont Florida

You have a used car, that doesn’t mean that it can’t look good. Our team at Cecil Clark Chevrolet thought it would be helpful to share some of their expert auto detailing tips to help you refresh your used car. Follow these tips and show off your used car as you drive around the Clermont Florida area.

Revamp Your Used Car – DIY Tips

  • Scrub It Down
    Everyone wants a car that beams in the bright Florida sun. Wash your car right and make sure that do it frequently. This will make your used car look better. We recommend handwashing your car so every spot is hit thoroughly.
  • Clear Those Foggy Headlights
    Foggy headlights can be a real headache! They reduce the visibility of your headlights and make your car look old and ugly. Luckily this is an easy fix! You can use toothpaste or headlight defogging kit on the inside of your headlights to get rid of this unsightly problem. Our service center near Clermont can also take care of this problem, if you’re not looking to do it yourself.
  • Spruce It Up Inside
    Sometimes we forget to clean the inside of our vehicle as meticulously as the outside. It’s important to clean the inside of your used car just as thoroughly, especially since you spend the most time there. We recommend using an auto shampooer to clean your vehicles carpets and cloth seats during your auto detailing routine. Shampooing the carpets and cloth upholstery will make your vehicle look brighter and help remove those stubborn allergens that are too deep to remove with a vacuum alone.
  • Raise Your Dashboard’s Illumination
    One easy auto detailing tip that’ll make your car look younger is to raise your dashboard’s illumination. Check to make sure that the brightness is turned all the way up to get a more modern look on your vehicle’s interior.
  • Spruce Up The Interior
    If you want to update your used car’s interior and get more convenience. Think about upgrading your used car’s radio. We recommend getting a radio that has an AUX input or even Bluetooth capability so you’ll be able to jam out to your favorite tunes from your phone or iPod as you drive around the Clermont area.
  • Put on a steering wheel cover
    Steering wheels are one piece of the car’s interior that has the potential to wear out the fastest. This is because of how much it’s touched while you drive and from constantly getting hit by the harsh Florida sunshine. So if you’re looking to protect your used cars steering wheel or make a worn out steering wheel look good again, think about getting a steering wheel cover.
  • Auto detailing near Clermont
    If you don’t have time to do your vehicle’s auto detailing yourself or just want it done in the hands of a professional, you can have it done at our dealership’s service center near Clermont. Our reliable certified service experts will treat you like their family and your car like it’s their own.

Visit Cecil Clark Chevrolet in Leesburg today! Located off Highway 441, across from the Leesburg Airport.