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May 18, 2009

Tips for Hitting the Road with Your Convertible

Convertible Summer isn't complete until you've cruised the main drag with the top down. For those lucky souls that have a sexy set of wheels parked in the garage, here are some important tips for convertible drivers.

  1. As part of a healthy daily routine, apply sunscreen rated at least SPF 15. Just 15 minutes per day exposed to the sun equates to 90 hours per year of incidental sun exposure.
  2. To prevent “air hair” or wind damage to your hair while driving or riding in a convertible, always put your hair in a ponytail, wrap your hair in a bun or wear a hat. Be a considerate host and keep extra hair products — hairpins, butterfly clamps, ponies or hats — in your vehicle at all time.
  3. Wear sunglasses. They help protect your eyes from the sun’s rays and keep airborne debris from getting in your eyes.
  4. Avoid leaving loose articles such as paper or clothing inside the car when driving with the top down or windows lowered. Trash knows no boundaries... it’s found on our beaches and in our parks and lakes. The effects of trash on the ecosystem are devastating.
  5. Park away from trees if you plan to leave the top down. You never know what you could find, birds also like shady trees.

Click here for more articles on summer car safety from RTM.


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