Driving Tips

Most of us would probably rather be thinking worrying about their next trip to the beach than driving in rainy, foggy weather. While we totally get that, we still want to give you some tips for driving under those conditions – so you have more time to plan your next summer.

– Use your regular headlights or fog lights, not the high beams. High beams will actually worsen your visibility when it’s foggy out. Only use your fog lights in extremely foggy areas, the rule of thumb is use the fog lights only if you cannot see two or more reflecting road markers.

– Slow down. Keep an eye on your speedometer to regulate your speed, as the fog can impair your perception of speed. You also won’t be able to stop as quickly when the roads are wet, so adjust your distance to other drivers accordingly.

– There’s a natural tendency to wander into the middle of the road when visibility gets bad, so use the white line on the right side of the road as your guide.

– Use your headlights when driving in bad weather during the day. It not only helps you see other drivers, but also helps them see you.

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Ansbach Community Showcase

The community we live in has a big influence on our daily live and that is why we at MIRASCON were happy to help sponsoring the Ansbach Community Showcase held by the U.S. Army Family and MWR. The event was definitely a success, featuring vendors, community information tables, entertainment, and the Back to School Fun Run.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 USAREUR Best Warrior Competition

The competition was held from August 13th until August 17th in Grafenwöhr by the US Army in Europe and honored the Best Warrior Soldier, Best Warrior NCO and Best Warrior Junior Officer.

We are proud to be able to sponsor this competition and to say that MIRASCON Military Affairs Representative, SGM (USA Ret.) Geoffrey O. Carter got the chance to be part of the awards ceremony. Congratulations to all participants for their incredible performances.

Your MIRASCON Team

Car Safety

Drive safe, be safe. The products we use every day have a big impact on our well-being, so safety should play a key role. For example, did you know that 80 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly? Your safety is important to us. Check out our tips on how to avoid an accident and other safety advice:

Seatbelts
Always wear your seatbelt. You’re legally required to wear it, no matter where you are, what car you’re driving or where you’re going. Besides that they are lifesavers.

Engine oil
You should check the level of your engine oil at least once a month with a cold car on level ground.

Smartphones
According to a new study, a quarter of all accidents is caused by the use of a smartphone while driving – that is around 50.000 accidents in Germany per year. It only takes one or two seconds to miss something that causes an accident, so put your phone away while you’re on the road!

Safety Distance
Don’t drive up too close to the car in front of you. Give yourself enough time to react, at least two seconds, in case of a sudden incident. In addition, don’t forget to tur on your hazard lights in a traffic jam.

Inspect your car belts and hoses
Check your car belts and hoses for signs of stress, or cracks among the hoses.

Check your brakes
Get your brakes checked regularly. Breaks that don’t work properly are the easiest way to get into a horrifying accident.

Check the tire air pressure
Use an accurate tire-pressure gauge to check the pressure in each tire, including the spare one, once a month and before any longer trip. The segment of the tire which touches the ground shouldn’t be bigger than a post card.

Assess the Air Filter
Remove the air-filter element of your car and hold it up to a strong light. If you don’t see light shining through, replace it.

Overtake left
Only pass other cars on the left side when you’re on the Autobahn.

Use your hands
Keep both hands on the wheel to have more control while you’re driving.

And, last but not least, the most obvious, but also incredibly important ones:

  Don’t drink and drive and don’t drive when you’re too tired!

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Charity Event Paderborn

MIRASCON sponsored the Christmas Charity Event in the name of the Lourdes RC Church at Normandy Barracks in Paderborn-Sennelager in December 2017.

The charity raffle was in support of a retirement home in Syria.

Ramstein Freedom Fest 2017

Thanks to all the guests of the 4th of July Freedom Fest 2017 in Ramstein!

It was a great event and we thank all the visitors at our MIRASCON tent.

#4thJuly #IndependenceDay #FreedomFest