I’ve talked at length about my fears of driving and how this can affect my every day life. I so badly wish that driving came naturally to me and that this fear didn’t take over every I get behind the wheel of a car. One of the most important things when gaining confidence as a new driver is to have faith in your car and to be up to date with all of it’s maintenance. We recently bought a new car and knowing that it hasn’t been ragged around by a previous owner certainly gives me peace of mind, but of course it’s important that we now keep the car in great condition too. I’ve put together a list of practical things you can do to make sure your car is in great condition so you have one less thing to worry about when you’re out and about.
Take Care of Your Tyres
Car tyres are arguably one of the most important aspects of your car, after all it’s them that actually get you places! Tyres can wear out quickly and if the problem is neglected it can be seriously dangerous and cause you problems on the road. Poor tyres can be a reason for many accidents and sudden breakdowns, not to mention that your fuel efficiency is compromised meaning less dollar for your shopping trips and coffee dates! It’s also important to make sure that your tyres are inflated to the correct standard as over or under inflation can mean faulty pressure. The tread of your tyres is another important thing to take care of as you can incur serious legal penalties and fines if found driving with poor tyre tread. Especially in the British weather, (where is Spring by the way?) tyre tread is vitally important for rainy or snowy days. Although it could be easy to neglect your tyres, it’s important to know that your vehicle is not classed as road worthy if your tyres aren’t in good condition. If you do find your tyres lacking and are looking to replace them then Point S offers cheap tyres online and they have local dealers in most parts of UK
Keep The Car Clean
I always think tidy house, tidy mind and you can certainly apply that way of thinking to your car as well. As a nervous driver I need all my attention to be on the road and so having minimal distractions inside the car is vital. As parents it can be hard to keep the car decluttered and clean at all times but it really does make a huge difference to my head space while I am driving. Regularly taking the car to be cleaned also makes me much more inclined to want to drive it. It’s much more appealing to arrive somewhere in a sparkling clean car, than looking like you drove through a swamp on the way!
General Car Maintenance
It’s so important to keep your car well maintained at all times. You should regularly take your car to be serviced and make sure the battery is replaced if it gets too old. Remember to keep your window wiper fluid topped up and your water and oil levels filled too. There is so much to think about when it comes to the maintenance of a car and you really don’t want to be panicking about it when you’re sitting behind the wheel, especially if you aren’t a confident driver.
I’d love to know if you have any other tips on practical ways to be confidence when you’re driving. My car knowledge certainly isn’t as good as the average Joe’s and so I would always be interested in hearing any tips.
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