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Safety Tips for July 4th

We know that July 4th may look different this year in terms of celebration. While usually, you are probably meeting up with friends and family, you may not be able to do so due to the current global pandemic. However, you can still have fun safely and enjoy time with a small group of people while social distancing. You may even be planning to stay home and spend time with your household, maybe by firing up the grill or lighting some small fireworks. If you are planning on celebrating, there are certain safety tips you should follow to protect yourself and your family. 

Here are some tips on how to remain safe while celebrating July 4th this year: 

July 4th is one of the most dangerous days in the United States to drive, so be sure to stay alert and aware of your surroundings on the road. There will be additional traffic and parking may be difficult to find. Know your destination and practice defensive driving along the way.

Be sure that your vehicle is in good condition if you're planning on traveling far! Here at Desi Auto Care, we can provide a vehicle inspection before your long trip to verify that your vehicle can handle the drive. If not, we help you take care of your vehicle's needs before you hit the road. 

One important thing to remember is driving safety. With the increase of alcohol consumption on July 4th, be sure to have a safe ride to and from your destination. Never drink and drive, or allow an intoxicated person to drive you. Have a designated driver planned or get a ride from a rideshare app or taxi. If you can't find a way to drive without drinking, find a place nearby where you can safely walk to your destination.

Only certain fireworks are legal in certain places to light yourself. If you have legal fireworks to light, be safe. Don't light them around other people, other homes, or flammable items. Only light them is safe places and use caution around fire. Do not allow small children to handle fireworks, either. 

It will more than likely be a warm day on the 4th, so be sure to remember summer safety. Stay hydrated at all times and bring extra water with you wherever you go. If you're planning on grilling, remember grilling and fire safety. Don't let small children around hot grills and take caution when lighting any fires. 

Protect yourself from the sun, especially if you'll be outside all day. Use sun protection on your skin and wear appropriate clothing such as a hat and sunglasses. 

We hope that these safety tips will allow you to have an amazing July 4th holiday. We wish you the best, and Happy Independence Day from Desi Auto Care!

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