Taking long summer drives through the mountains is an ideal way to spend summer vacation, especially when on the way a scenic getaway with your family. But making sure that your ride is as safe as possible is always at the forefront of what we do at Don’s Ford, so today we want to share some ways to avoid common road hazards, and tell you how new or used Ford cars can keep you safer than ever as you drive.

No one likes dealing with difficult drivers. They’re nerve-wracking, unpredictable, and a total mood killer while trying to avoid. The best thing to do is to slow down and let them pass. For reckless drivers who aren’t paying attention to drivers behind them, the available advanced safety features that come with a vehicle like the 2019 Ford Explorer will be a huge help. Automatic Emergency Braking constantly scans the road ahead of you, and can apply your brakes for you in a crisis.

However, other drivers aren’t your only threat on the road. Rainy days happen to all of us, and when the weather breaks on the road, things can get pretty scary pretty quick. Slick roads mean less traction, which means less control and more chances for your car to spin out or worse. A four-wheel-drive system like the ones available for the 2019 Ford F-150 will provide extra power to the wheels that need it the most, keeping you in control. But in wet and freezing conditions, remember to always take it slow and keep control. If at any point you feel uncomfortable driving because of the weather, pull over responsibly and allow the weather a chance to pass you by.

So whatever you’re doing this summer, make sure you’re getting there safely. Our expert mechanics and technicians at our Utica, NY Ford service center will make sure you’re running in top shape and ready to take the road head on.