As car owners, we all would love to avoid a trip to the mechanic. But maintaining the vehicle can be incredibly daunting, and in this article, we look at some tips that will help you keep your car in top condition.
1. Car wash
It is best to avoid washing your car at home since you’ll be wasting a lot of water than what is really required. There are also more chances that you’ll cause damages such as scratches on the body than when you give the car for a professional car wash.
2. Windshield rainproofing
You need to replace your windshield at least every three months so that your visibility isn’t hampered. This is also a recommendation that is given by the car manufacturers. If you cannot afford this, you can always take care of the windshield by applying products such as Rain Clear. Doing so will help the wipers become more efficient. Apply the product every couple of weeks. If you live in an area where you receive adequate rainfall, this need not be done all that much.
3. Seat position
When the seat is positioned at a higher place, drivers get the feeling of driving slowly. In order to avoid this, you need to position the seat at a lower height, especially if you driver larger vehicles such as an SUV. When driving vehicles such as these, you’re more prone to roll and if the height makes you feel as if you’re going slow, the chances that the vehicle will roll would be extremely high.
It is essential to keep your eyes on the road whenever you drive. This is because the vehicle is more likely to gravitate towards what the eye is seeing. Hence, it is a bad idea to change your radio station or dial your phone while driving since you’d be extremely distracted. The risk of a crash increases by nine times if you’re reaching for a moving object while driving. Texting increases the chances of crashing by a staggering 23 times. The above reasons should be enough to discourage you from multitasking while driving.
5. Steering position
Make sure that your hands are at the right positions when you’re behind the steering wheel. You need to be in a position where you are able to rest your wrists over the steering wheel. It is also essential not to tightly hold the steering wheel since you can snap your fingers in an accident. You can instead have your thumb on the wheel.