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As fall arrives, it brings great beauty and cooler temperatures.  With the change of season and daylight savings time, the days become shorter and the sunlight is less abundant.  Shorter daylight hours mean you will have less visibility on the road.  Whether you are driving, walking, or running, less visibility should be a serious consideration.  


Routine vehicle maintenance is paramount with the change of season.  Find your closest AAA location and have your windshield wipers and fluid checked, along with tire pressure, which can be affected by changing temperatures. Do not forget to have your spare tire checked, also.  When having tires checked, make sure their tread is still good.  With seasonal changes, you can also expect wet leaves on the road, which can make for dangerous driving conditions.  


Although fall gets less hours of sunlight, the sunrises and sunsets can be filled with bright, dazzling light. Make sure you have your sunglasses on hand at all times.  Use your AAA discount for deals on sunglasses at the Glasses.com.  It's not a bad idea to have an extra pair in your vehicle.  If you live in an area with a large deer population, you are more likely to see them in the fall around dawn and dusk.  With less visibility in the fall, stay alert for these quick creatures. Night-time driving poses its own risks.  Make sure to have your eyes checked each year and always refrain from driving when you are tired. 


Fall can be one of the best times of year to get outside.  Many people embrace the change in temperature after a long summer of heat.  Take advantage of the cooler temperatures and start walking or running.  Use your AAA discount on Reebok and Adidas for new, reflective sneakers and clothing for the fall.  


Keep in mind that kids love to play in those large piles of leaves we all work so hard to place by the road.  Watch for little ones near these piles.  Also keep in mind there is more rain in the fall, which can increase the probability of slippery roads, so take extra precautions and be a vigilant, safe driver.  School is back in session, so watch out for buses and kids on the roads.

As you prepare your wardrobe and vehicle for the change of season, remember to take stock of your personal and family insurance.  Has your family had any changes in health conditions or driving records?  Contact your AAA Insurance Agent and make sure that you and your family still have the right coverage.  

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