November Rain Nov 1, 2015

Early November is always a little bittersweet. Halloween comes and goes, everyone brings their candy home to enjoy, it starts to get dark at 4 p.m. and the weather gets colder and damper. So what does that mean for car owners? It means that road safety becomes that much more important.

There are a number of precautions that drivers across New Jersey can take once the weather begins to turn. Driver visibility is key in conditions fall/winter conditions so below is a list of 5 of the most important actions to take is to ensure that you and your passengers travel as safely as possible.

  • – Make sure that your wiper blades are functioning properly. Rain-X recommends that wiper blades be replaced every 6 months to ensure the best visibility in inclement weather
  • – Do a full exterior light check. While seeing is extremely important while driving, it is equally important to be seen. Make sure all of your exterior lights are functioning properly.
  • – Be aware of road conditions. Many people love to look at the piles of leaves that autumn produces, but when those leaves get wet, they can become extremely slippery and dangerous for drivers.
  • – Check the tread on your tires. New tires can be the difference between a safe trip to your aunt’s house for Thanksgiving and a slippery, dangerous attempt to go to your aunt’s house that ends with you eating Boston Market by yourself. We know that you’d much rather be at your aunt’s house.
  • – Ensure that your brakes are functioning properly. The ability to stop quickly is crucial in bad weather. A low brake fluid level is a sign that your brake pads are worn and should be changed.


Fastrak would like to wish everybody safe travels as the holidays approach us. Do not hesitate to reach us via phone, email, social media, Morse code, Batman signals, or any other creative ways you can think of if you have any questions.