If you're shopping for an affordable used truck or car for your newly licensed teenager, you'll need to follow some tips that will allow you to help them learn road safety. Reach out to a used car dealership in your area, as you impart the following tips to your teenager.
Keep Plenty Of Gas In Your Car
This might seem like a small issue, but as a new, cautious driver, you need to mitigate every area of concern. Having to make an emergency stop at the pump can cause stress and anxiety since you will need to rush to get gas in a place that you are not used to driving. Your vehicle will also get better gas mileage when it is not always running near empty. The reason for this is that over time, dirt and sediment settles into the bottom of your car's gas tank. When your tank runs low, you are using the poorest and dirtiest quality gas that your vehicle has available and also run the risk of sediment seeping into your fuel injector.
Make Sure All Of Your Settings Are In Place Before You Hit The Road
A distracted driver is a dangerous driver, so make sure that you always adjust your settings before going into traffic. This will prevent you from scrambling to change things while trying to focus on the road.
Follow this checklist to make sure you have all of these items in place before pulling out:
- Set your side and rear view mirrors to your liking
- Have your radio stations programmed
- Adjust your seat to the height that you want, with the leg room that you need
- Make sure that your passengers are settled and buckled up
- Set up your Bluetooth audio if you are going to play music through your phone or iPod
Always Leave Early
Another unnecessary stressor that new drivers face is having to get where they need to be while running late. We all run late from time to time, but it can be more stressful if you are still trying to build your comfort levels behind the wheel. By getting where you need to be early, you are able to not only drive at comfortable speeds, you will also be able to find a parking spot without having to drive around in circles for extended periods of time.
If you follow these three tips, your introduction into driving will be a productive one. Accidents can happen to anybody, but you will be in a better position to prevent them if you adhere to this guide.Share