When the summer calls, you take a road trip. O’Brien Hyundai of Normal is always here to provide you with the best selection of new and certified pre-owned Hyundai cars to bring you and the entire family along. But while it’s no doubt a blast, you always need to be aware of the hazards that can pop up along the way. Today, we want to talk to you about a couple of them, and what you can do to keep them from ruining your trip.

Reckless drivers are everywhere, unfortunately, and they’re not going away anytime soon.  When you come across a driver behaving erratically, you need to slow down and make sure that you’re staying out of their way as safely as possible. Let them pass and get on with your drive. However, not all reckless drivers act the same, so if you have someone slam their brakes in front of you unexpectedly, then the advanced safety features available on new Hyundai cars like the 2019 Hyundai Elantra can come in handy. The Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system provides you with a failsafe if you can’t apply enough brake in time – the system will provide you with emergency braking to stop you in order to avoid an accident.

But when it starts raining, the roads end up getting slick and hard to navigate. So when that happens, you need to slow down to make sure that your wheels are keeping a secure purchase to the ground, and if the rain is coming down to the point where it’s hard to see, go ahead and safely pull off to the side, waiting for the rain to abate. However, we will say that driving in the rain is a lot easier if you have a vehicle equipped with all-wheel-drive, which is available for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson. That kind of drivetrain strategically supplies power to different wheels so you can maintain greater traction even on slippery roads.

No matter what you run into, cautious driving is always a great practice. Enjoying the ride is great, but keeping you and your passengers safe is the top priority. Stay safe out there!