Safely traveling with your dog is the best way to protect your furry friend in the event of an accident.
This month marks Responsible Dog Ownership Month, a time to reflect on what being a responsible dog owner truly entails. An important aspect of your dog’s safety is how you transport him or her in the car, which, if not done correctly, can be hazardous not only for the dog but for the driver and passengers.
Here are some ideas to keep your dog safe in the car, every time you drive:
- Consider keeping your dog in a crate while driving, which is an incredibly effective way to reduce injury in the event of a collision.
- If you’re taking long trips, be sure to pause at rest stops to give your dog a break, letting it stretch its legs and enjoy some fresh water.
- Lock your windows, so that your dog doesn’t accidentally open one.
- Never – ever – leave your dog locked in the car on a warm day. The interior temperature of your vehicle can become deadly alarmingly fast.
- Know your dog! Some dogs are more anxious than others, and you have to respect your dog’s specific needs for a happy trip.
Do you have any other dog safety car tips? Let us know your ideas in the comments or visit Randall Mitsubishi!
Getting your car prepared for Fall and Winter is important to prolong the life of the car.
As the summer season slowly drifts away into autumn, it’s more important than ever to perform a routine maintenance check on your vehicle. Doing so will both evaluate the damage of summer and prepare your car for the hazards of fall—and the ensuing winter.
Here are some end of summer car maintenance tips to get you started:
- Check your owner’s manual, and make sure you are following all recommended maintenance schedules.
- Give your tires a thorough inspection, keeping an eye out for tire pressure, tread, and alignment.
- Make sure your windshield wipers are working properly, and evaluate your windshield wiper fluid, which may be running low.
- Though it may still be warm outside, you’ll want to check that your heater is working now, before it’s too late and you find yourself stuck in the cold.
- Get your car checked out by a professional in the Randall Mitsubishi service department. Our service technicians will certainly pick up on anything you may have missed.
Do you have any other tips? Let us know your routines in the comments or at Randall Mitsubishi!