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05/03/2019


Every new driver wants to be safe on the road and could use every bit of advice on the subject to help them do this. After you have been driving for a few years it can be hard to remember that you need to learn the task yourself when you were younger. In fact, if you think about it, there’s a good chance that you made a few mistakes along the way.

Helpful Tips for Learner Drivers

If you know somebody who is learning to drive or has recently obtained their license, North American Wholesale has some tips to share which can help them to stay safe on the road.

Don’t Be Competitive

It is easy for a new driver to become competitive on the road, always attempting to ensure they are in the lane first or they reach the next intersection the fastest. And while this may feel good, it’s not only unnecessary but unsafe. Drivers who participate in this behavior are more likely to speed and make mistakes. Instead, each time that you drive, don’t think about being first or last, just think about whether your driving style is safe.

Learn the Route

It can be stressful enough for a learner-driver to manage gears, pedals, turn the steering wheel, indicate, and all while looking around for other cars, let alone adding the task of navigating through a new area or set of roads. To prevent you from becoming flustered while you drive with too many tasks to undertake, learn the route that you will be taking before you get into the car. Then, if you have a vocal GPS device, use this as a secondary assist only. When learning the route, pay attention to any lane changes that you will be required to make and any landmarks which you can use to help you guide your way. Knowing the route and how you will get to your destination helps new drivers to feel relaxed and confident. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and improve your engine performance with a synthetic oil change in Corpus Christi. If you have never performed a synthetic oil change before, speak with an expert on the subject by calling North American Wholesale at (866) 580-1008, or check out the online store for more information about the benefits of a synthetic oil change.

No Distractions

Even the most experienced drivers can become distracted at any time while they are driving. For this reason, it’s incredibly important for all new drivers to take steps to minimize distractions in their vehicle. Each time that you switch on your vehicle, think about these items:
  • Is your car in good shape?
  • Are your passengers settled?
  • Is the radio off?
  • Finish what you are doing with your phone and then switch it off.
These four simple considerations can go a long way to prevent distraction in your vehicle and help you to remain focused on the road.

Sleeping or Driving. Not both.

Driving while sleepy or drowsy is not only dangerous and irresponsible, but it is also preventable with simple planning. As an example, if you will be undertaking a road trip, be sure to:
  • Get a good sleep the night before.
  • Use a driver-schedule to break up the task.
  • Plan stops along the way to refresh your brain and your body.
Simple steps like these can prevent you from being in a situation where you are unable to drive while sleepy.

Will Your Vehicle Get You There?

A driver who is worrying about their radiator overheating, a leak, or distracted by flashing engine lights on the dash, isn’t a driver who has their entire focus on the road. If your radiator overheats, then get it fixed. If you think that you have an oil leak, then check it out. If you don’t know what the flashing light means, then get out your owner’s manual and look it up. Any problems which your vehicle is experiencing, be sure to have it fixed before you drive so that you can keep your mind on the task ahead.

A Synthetic Oil Change in Corpus Christi Is a Great Start

Basic maintenance which you can do at home like giving your car a synthetic oil change can go a long way to improve your engine performance and reduce engine damage. To learn more about the benefits of a synthetic oil change or for help finding the right product for the task, speak with a friendly expert at North American Wholesale by calling (866) 580-1008.
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