Congratulations on obtaining your driver’s license! While it can be thrilling to have the ability to drive a new Jaguar car, it also involves a large amount of personal responsibility. Driving isn’t something to be taken lightly, and while the variety of advanced safety features found on new Jaguar models certainly helps, new drivers should consider these tips when getting behind the wheel.

Slow Down

The experts at the CDC state, “teens are more likely than older drivers to speed and to allow shorter distances from the front of one vehicle to the front of the next.” The more you exceed the speed limit, the less time you will have to stop your vehicle in the event of an emergency. Speed limits exist for a reason, so be sure to follow them, for the safety of you and others.

Follow Traffic Laws

Whether you’re talking about rights-of-way at stop signs or traffic lights, it is required by law to follow traffic laws. Some important traffic laws include:

  • Maintaining an appropriate trailing distance
  • Coming to a full stop at stop signs
  • Obeying traffic signals
  • Wearing your seat belt

Keep Your Jaguar Car Well Maintained

Neglecting regular maintenance on your new Jaguar car can lead to safety issues and breakdowns. Be sure to consult the mechanics at our Jaguar service center when you buy your car regarding the appropriate service schedule for your make and model. Some specific maintenance issues to keep an eye on include:

  • Regular oil changes
  • Proper tire inflation
  • Regular tire rotations
  • Checking coolant and brake fluid levels
  • Keeping the gas tank at least halfway full

Visit Jaguar Peabody for More Information

If you’re a new driver or a parent of one, head over to Jaguar Peabody to test-drive a few of our large inventory of safe Jaguar vehicles. Contact us today!