If you are a car enthusiast in or around Las Vegas, you are in luck. There is no shortage of car cruises and auto shows to attend. In fact, there is a cruise coming up on Jan. 11, 2019. This is a great way to enjoy the strip, show off your ride and admire other vehicles.
While this may be the perfect opportunity to take your beloved classic car out for a spin, you should review some safety tips beforehand. The last thing you want is to get into an accident or break down during the cruise.
Perform a checkup and contact a mechanic if necessary
The downside of having an old car is that it sometimes takes a lot of work to ensure it runs properly. Start up your vehicle and check for any problematic areas. Here are the most important items to check:
- Oil level
- Coolant level
- Drive belts
If something is not up to par, you may need to fix it yourself or take it down to the auto shop.
Steer and brake carefully
Your car may not have the luxuries of power steering, disc brakes or modern braking systems. No matter how experienced you are with driving a classic car, it is crucial to always be cautious. Plan ahead when it comes to making turns or stopping. This is especially critical when the strip is full of cars and pedestrians.
It is vital to be alert while cruising the Las Vegas strip. Stay aware of your surroundings. Car shows and cruises are often full of onlookers, children and dogs too. Plus, you never know if other attendees are careless drivers or perhaps even under the influence. Pay attention to everything that is going on around you so you can keep yourself and your precious car safe from accidents.