There are days when driving feels like the easiest thing in the world, and then there are other days where everything seems to go wrong. Driving hazards are real problems for those in and around San Diego, CA, especially in the summertime when so many more people are out on the road. As your friendly neighborhood BMW dealership, we offer up the following driving tips for BMW of El Cajon customers making their rounds through SoCal this summer.

For starters, be especially careful on the road when the weather conditions are poor. If the rain is torrential, make sure you leave plenty of extra space between you and the car ahead of you while also driving at a safe speed that matches the flow of traffic. Use your headlights when appropriate, and if you need new windshield wipers on your new or BMW certified pre-owned model, visit the BMW of El Cajon service department soon to have them replaced.

Traffic congestion is another big problem this time of year, so if you find yourself in bumper-to-bumper back-ups, do your best to keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you and be prepared to stop quickly should traffic stop completely.

Finally, it is important to be on the lookout for reckless drivers. This could mean people are distracted by their phones while they’re driving, but it also could come in the form of those who simply bob and weave in and out of traffic more carelessly than they should. Your best bet when you see a reckless driver is to create some space between you and them so their driving problem doesn’t become your driving problem, too.

Summer can be a hazardous time to drive, but if you adhere to this advice, hopefully you’ll stay safe during the busiest driving time of the year.