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Driving Tips

Whether you’re headed to work or cross-country to visit family, a little planning can save you a lot of trouble down the road. We’ve put together some tips for you and your car from our automotive experts.

  • First and foremost, check your fluids! Make sure all fluid levels are within the limits specified in your owner’s manual.

  • Keep on rollin’ Check your tires and make sure they’re inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended settings.

  • Lights & Windshields Check your wiper blades, all signals, headlights and interior lights.

  • Batteries, Belts & Hoses Visually inspect all belts & hoses for excessive wear and corrosion and have your battery checked.

  • In Case of Emergency Always carry your AAA card with you. Create an emergency kit to store in your car that includes non-perishable food, first aid items, water, jumper cables and basic tools. Keep your cell phone fully charged.

  • Getting there Get up-to-date maps and directions from AAA, of course. Plan plenty of stops and leave your itinerary with friends or family.

  • Pack smart Plan out what to bring ahead of time and make sure you’re not overloading your vehicle.

  • Avoid fatigue Get plenty of rest before a long drive, allow for frequent stops and switch drivers often, if possible.

  • Tow safely When towing a trailer, allow for extra stopping time. Check your owner’s manual for limits.

  • Take the scenic route Consider taking side roads to avoid heavily-trafficked interstates.

  • Be nice Driving can be frustrating – take it easy on yourself and other drivers. Use your signals, don’t tailgate and be patient with other drivers.

Driver's Training

The program is designed to help parents and teens identify the best driver training resources in their area. The Approved Driving School Network is a central tool in AAA’s goal to help create safer drivers.

Schools wishing to become an Approved Driving School must undergo an inspection and approval process conducted by AAA. Schools must meet the following criteria:

1. Must have been in business for a minimum of one year.

2. Have the highest caliber instructors and demonstrate successful ongoing education programs for instructors.

3. Must demonstrate adequate insurance limits, possess the required equipment, exhibit financial stability and maintain good reputations in their respective communities.

For more information, contact:
Mary Lou Gallimore
mgallimore@aaaohio.com
614-431-7891

Approved Driving School Network

As part of AAA’s commitment to safety and service to members, the organization approves driving schools that meet strict quality standards. To earn AAA Approved status, a school must comply with all state and local ordinances related to driver training and demonstrate sound business practices.

AAA Approved Driving Schools offer top-notch driver education, as well as a discount to AAA members!

Carroll Lyn Driving School

2215 W Fair Avenue, Lancaster
740 654 3748
http://carrolllyndrivingschool.com/

Carroll Lyn provides the state required driver’s license training with both classroom and behind-the-wheel experiences.

McGuire Driving Academy

4093 Hoover Road, Grove City
614 991 5205
http://www.mcguiredrivingacademy.com/

McGuire Driving Academy

4616 W Broad Street, Columbus
614 465 2284
http://www.mcguiredrivingacademy.com/

The McGuire Driving Academy strives to teach driver’s education with a commitment to excellence and safe driving practices.