Most Common Distractions While Driving

Distracted driving may be one of the most pressing issues of our time. Eating, fumbling with the radio and even gawking at things other than the road in front of us have always been issues for drivers. However, the most pressing threat to attentive driving is the cell phone. Cell phones have been in mainstream use for at least the past 10 years, but with each new innovation and tech offering we become more comfortable using them in the car instead of giving full attention to the road.

Texting is the most common form of distracted driving. Sending a few words or looking at a text may seem innocent, but many don’t realize what could happen until it is too late. Roads and highways are often filled with other drivers, wildlife and road hazards. Full attention should be given to the task of driving, because you never know what may be in your path.

You may not believe it until you see it yourself, but some drivers watch videos while they drive. This habit is as stupid as it is bold and if caught the driver may be placed under arrest for reckless endangerment.

Distracted driving can be as deadly as drunk driving, but many don’t give a second though to eating and drinking behind the wheel. Instead why not have a small snack before getting into your car and saving meals for times that you can sit and enjoy them. Often times these bad habits are combined with cell phone use making it all the more dangerous.

Luckily there are many hands free devices that will allow you to place a call or a text without taking your eyes off the road. Staying connected while behind the wheel is possible with a small investment in a Bluetooth device or properly equipped vehicle.  There are many distractions in life, but protecting yourself and the others around you is paramount. Trust CARS Protection Plus to protect your vehicle and give you the peace of mind you need to focus on the important things in life.

How will a Vehicle Service Contract Give Me Peace of Mind?

We live in uncertain times where many wonder if they are one crisis away from losing everything. Luckily there is a huge market of warranty and insurance products available that allow you to pay a small up front or monthly fee for financial protection against unexpected and costly problems. Most everyone knows that you should have health, home and life insurance. And, by law most if not all states require drivers to carry liability insurance. But, what about a policy to cover repairs should your vehicle break down?

It is a common misconception that once the factory warranty on your vehicle expires, you are on your own to pay for the cost of vehicle repairs. However it is simply not true. Vehicle Service Contracts or VSC’s are available to assist with the cost of repairs should your vehicle break down after the factory warranty has expired.  It’s great to have the peace of mind that comes from a vehicle service contract, but the contract is only as good as the provider from which it comes. Let CARS Protection Plus provide you with coverage that you can feel good about.

While your car insurance will be helpful in the event of an accident, vandalism or natural disaster, a VSC will assist in the event that your car breaks down. Adding a policy to cover your vehicle prior to mechanical failure makes good sense. Vehicles break down much more frequently than accidental damage occurs. Many service contracts also include the added benefits of roadside and rental assistance to compliment the assistance provided on the repair bill.

Adding an aftermarket warranty or service contract to your vehicle can provide assurance and certainty to your car buying experience. In fact many people say it gives them the confidence they need to take a chance on an older high mileage vehicle. And, if you are a parent helping pick out your kids first car, there’s no better peace of mind than knowing you won’t be shelling out for the full cost of vehicle repairs.