Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category
Are cars with a branded title safe?
The inventory of pre-owned cars, trucks and SUVs available at Image Auto Sales differs from other used car dealerships in one important way. Most of the vehicles we sell have what is called a branded title. In general, a branded title means that the vehicle was involved in some kind of incident and the owner choose to take the money the insurance company offered instead of having the vehicle repaired. Sure, some cars involved in accidents are beyond repair – those are not sold at Image Auto Sales. First-time customers visiting the Image Auto Sales facility often ask, ‘Are cars with a branded title safe?’ The ones sold by us are absolutely safe. Let’s take a look at the process we use to give our customers peace of mind. (more…)
Safety Tips for Driving Through Fog
There’s nothing like a picture-perfect drive. Every now and then, it all comes together beautifully. Every little detail—including the weather, traffic, and music—is exactly the way you want it. Simply put, you wouldn’t change a single thing. Unfortunately, these dream-like driving experiences are far and few between. In reality, countless variables can throw a wrench into our plans, thereby bringing everything to a sudden, screeching halt. Weather, for example, is one of the many variables over which we have absolutely zero control. Moreover, many weather conditions can pop up out of nowhere. Therefore, it is very important that we, as drivers, know how to handle such situations before they arise. That’s why our team at Image Auto Sales is here with some safety tips for driving through fog. Keep on reading to learn more! (more…)
Is letting your car idle in winter a good idea?
Winter brings a lot of driving challenges to the road. Many of these leave us with plenty of questions. A lot of drivers may have heard the old tip to let their vehicle idle for a few minutes before beginning their drive. In fact, a huge number of drivers follow this tip. Today, we’ll be exploring how necessary it actually is. Is letting your car idle in winter a good idea? We have the answer to this question and much more here in this Official Image Auto Sales Blog Post. Keep reading to learn more! (more…)
What to include in your car’s winter emergency kit
Well, it’s pretty much winter. While winter is beautiful, it can be especially unforgiving. That fact means even more when driving in the winter. We’re blessed here in Utah with gorgeous natural beauty and an environment that allows us to take full advantage of the outdoors year-round. Plenty of people head up for the mountains each weekend for some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the country, and we hope you get up there, too. Winter weather in the mountains, however, can be unpredictable, so it makes sense that you’re prepared for the worst. Image Auto Sales wants to make sure you’re safe, no matter the predicament, so we put together this overview of what to include in your car’s winter emergency kit. Check out this post to learn more. (more…)
It may only be November and we have yet to fully be braced by winter’s grip, but native Utahans know it’s only a matter of time until we’re descended upon by good old Jack Frost. Winter cold means winter roads, which can be dangerous. We’ve put together a few tips for driving in the Utah winter we hope will help keep you and your family safe. (more…)
Driving Safely in the Dark
Driving at night can be a hazardous experience. With reduced visibility it’s harder for drivers to see each other and the road. Not to mention the fact that people are at their most tired during the darkest of hours. This results in many more accidents than during the daytime. Only 15% of vehicle miles are driven from sunset to sunrise, but during that time there is a third of total accidents. So, how do you stay safe? Here at Image Auto Sales we’ve come up with some great tips. Here’s how to stay safe when driving at night.
The Right Way to Parallel Park, Step-by-Step
Raise your hands if you like to parallel park. If you raised you hand, put it down, you’re lying. Parallel parking is never fun, and many people opt to just find a different parking place. But if you do know how to parallel park that opens up a lot more parking options for you. Once you know the steps, parallel parking is easy. So, here is the right way, step-by-step, to parallel park.
Driving can be a frustrating experience. Having to deal with heavy traffic and the occasional bad driver makes navigating the road a lot of work. Outside of receiving a ticket or getting in an accident, perhaps the thing driver’s fear worst on the road is driving next to semi-trucks. We here at Auto Image Sales understand the stress, and so we’ve come up with the best ways to ease your fears. Here are the best tips for driving safely around semi-trucks.