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Tips for Driving in El Paso, TX

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Did you know that El Paso is a growing city with over 680,000 people? Growth isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be, though, especially during rush hour! A city our size is bound to have traffic issues from time to time. ButRudolph Mazda has your back with our tips for driving in El Paso. We have tips for driving in the rain and even tips for driving in the snow. We want you to be prepared for anything our Texas roads can throw at you. So, let’s begin our El Paso driving tips with safety tips for driving in rainy conditions.

Tips for Driving in the Rain

No list of tips for driving in El Paso would be complete without safety tips for driving in rainy conditions. Follow these suggestions to drive safely in the rain in and around the Las Cruces, NM area:

  • Check your tires for tread and proper air pressure
  • Replace your windshield wipers when needed
  • Turn on your headlights when it’s raining for added visibility
  • Slow down when it’s raining
  • If you start to skid, take your foot off of the gas (don’t brake hard) and turn into the direction of the skid.
  • Turn around if you see standing water ahead

Tips for Driving in the Snow

It doesn’t snow a lot in El Paso, but that means that a lot of us aren’t that experienced or even prepared to drive when the snow does come. That’s why we’ve included this list in our El Paso driving tips. Follow these suggested tips for driving in the snow:

  • Leave enough room between you and car in front of you
  • Drive slowly
  • If you start to skid, take your foot off of the gas (don’t brake hard) and turn into the direction of the skid.
  • Drive in the tracks left by other vehicles
  • Be careful on bridges and overpasses
  • Clean your windows and headlights
  • Replace your windshield wipers when needed

General Tips for Driving in El Paso

It can be a challenge to drive around Alamagordo, NM in good weather, too. So here are some more El Paso driving tips:

  • Leave early to avoid rush hour
  • Be prepared with alternate routes
  • Obey all Texas traffic laws
  • Use apps like Waze that will alert you to traffic issues
  • Follow theEl Paso Police Department on Twitter for alerts

Drive with Confidence Using Help from Rudolph Mazda!

Did you find our El Paso driving tips helpful? Then keep watchingthis page for more useful tips about El Paso. Our dealership may be conveniently located near Van Horn, but you can find all kinds of helpful information on our website. If you have any questions, or want to check out our inventory of used Mazda Miata models, don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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