Category Archives: Safety

Stats & Facts about Texting & Driving

Dangers of texting and driving

Everyone knows how dangerous drinking and driving can be. It’s extremely illegal to drive under the influence, but it’s just as dangerous and illegal to text and drive as well. Texting and driving has become a huge issue over the past few years, and we thought we’d take a second to raise some awareness about the dangers of this fad. No text message is so important that it’s worth losing a life over, so think about this information and these statistics the next time you consider texting while behind the wheel. Read the rest of this entry >>

5 Safest Used Cars for Teenage Drivers

If you’ve got a teenage child who’s about to become a driver, then you might be considering purchasing them a new vehicle. Unless you’ve got a bunch of disposable income, you probably don’t want to spend a ton of money on a brand-new vehicle for them. Even if you do have the disposable income, purchasing a flashy, brand-new vehicle for a driver who is still learning might not be the best idea. So we’ve put together a list of what we believe are the 5 safest used cars for any teenage drivers, available right here at Gil’s Auto Sales in Columbus. Read the rest of this entry >>

The Ins and Outs of Forward Collision Warning Systems

How Forward Collision Warning Safety Systems Work

Thanks to advances in technology, drivers and their passengers are much safer behind the wheel than they were, say a decade ago. Modern-day safety systems have become extremely advanced, and you’ll find more than the standard anti-lock brakes and three-point seatbelts that used to be some of the most desired safety features around. One of the newest pieces of technology is typically called something along the lines of “Forward Collision Warning.” Let’s look at what the system does and how exactly it all works. Read the rest of this entry >>

Tips to Avoid Being Sleepy Behind the Wheel

How to Stay Awake While You’re on the Road

If you’ve been driving long enough you have likely found yourself in a situation where you are behind the wheel of a car and half asleep. However, is extremely dangerous and can lead to serious accidents and even death. Luckily, driving while you are overtired is something that can be avoided in most cases. Therefore, we are going to dedicate this article to highlighting how to stay awake while you’re on the road, continue reading to learn more about this story. Read the rest of this entry >>

Winter 2016 Safe Driving Checklist

Safe Driving Checklist for Winter 2016

Fall has come and gone and we are coming up on the start of the winter season. Winter can be a dangerous time of year because of the ice and snow covering the roads. Conditions on the roads can become treacherous in a hurry if you are not careful. Therefore, you need to do everything that you can to protect yourself while you are behind the wheel. Therefore, in this article we are going to highlight a safe driving checklist for winter 2016, continue reading to learn more about this story. Read the rest of this entry >>

Helpful Winter Driving Safety Tips

Driving Safety Tips for Winter 2016

In many parts of the country, the winter is by far the most dangerous time of the year to be on the road. It’s very important to have a solid understanding of winter driving safety whether you live in a cold-weather area or are traveling to one. Therefore, we have decided to take some time to discuss some driving safety tips for winter 2016 in this article, continue reading to learn more. Read the rest of this entry >>

Things Teenage Drivers Should Know

Summertime Driving Tips for Teenagers

Summertime is officially here and most of us are spending a lot more time behind the wheel of our cars during this time of the year. That is especially true for teenagers who are on summer vacation. If you have read our blog in the past, you probably already know that safety is very important to us here at Gil’s Auto Sales. Therefore, we have decided to dedicate this article to highlighting some summertime driving tips for teenagers, continue reading to learn more. Read the rest of this entry >>

Tips to Keep you Safe While Bicycling This Summer

Important Bicycle Safety Tips to Keep in Mind

One of the most popular summertime hobbies for our local residents here in Columbus, GA is cycling. After all, this hobby is not only a ton of fun, it has great health benefits. There are thousands of riders all over the state who enjoy mountain biking, road biking or just leisurely cruising around the city. Since there are so many bicycle enthusiasts across our state, we feel it’s important to have a discussion about cycling safety. Because even though it’s a fun hobby, it can be very dangerous if you aren’t careful and don’t take the proper precautions. Therefore, we are going to be talking about some important bicycle safety tips to keep in mind in this article, continue reading to learn more. Read the rest of this entry >>