It's a new year, which means it's time to make a fresh start. Bad habits you've formed or routines you've gotten into can easily be broken with some preparation and willpower.


Now is the time to commit to making yourself a better, safer driver. There are a number of different ways you can become a better driver in this new year, from changing your driving habits to keeping certain things in mind as you get behind the wheel.


Here, the staff at AutoCenters Nissan has put together a few tips for becoming a better and safer driver this new year.


·         Pay attention to posted speed limits and laws. Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket because you weren't aware of the local speed limit? Not only can not knowing limits and laws get you in trouble, but it can also make you an unsafe driver to everyone on the road. Be aware of the local rules of the road before you set out.

·         Commit to regular auto maintenance. You spent a lot of time picking out your vehicle, and spent you hard-earned money to purchase it. Why not take proper care of it? This year, resolve to get into the habit of having your vehicle services on a regular basis to keep it in great shape year-round.

·         Listen to what your vehicle is telling you. Nobody knows your car better than you do. If it begins to make an unfamiliar noise or to feel different than usual while you drive, that may mean something needs attention. Take it into your local service department if you detect something might be wrong.

·         Resolve to be a more cautious driver. Whether you're on the highway or on the streets of your neighborhood, it's crucial that you pay attention to the road and be careful and cautious while you drive. This year, make a commitment to be the most careful driver you can be.


New year, new you, new habits. Be sure to put these tips into practice and you'll find that you're a much safer driver.


Want more tips on driving, staying safe on the road, or any other automotive concern? Just stop by your Wood River Nissan dealership, AutoCenters Nissan, today to learn more!