Gerry Reid

Raleigh & Zebulon, NC

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Each and every new driver can benefit from learning as much as possible prior to driving without supervision to help them drive safely on the road. Once you have been driving for a while it can begin to feel as though you never learned the task and were instead born knowing how to drive. The truth, however, is very different. If you think back you will remember that you not only learned to drive but you also made a few mistakes along the way.

Tips for New Drivers

If you know somebody who has recently earned their driver's license or is beginning to learn how to drive, Synthetic Solutions has prepared a post with some tips for you to share which can help them to become safe drivers.

Start With Distractions

Whether you have been driving for decades or you have never stepped into the driver’s seat, distractions can happen to you at any time during your drive. For this reason, it’s important for all new drivers to take the necessary steps to reduce the chances of distractions. For example, each time that you are preparing to drive:
  • Ensure your friends or passengers are settled in.
  • Finish your text messages and put your phone away.
  • Switch off the radio.
  • Feel confident that the vehicle is working well.
Keeping these in mind each time that you are ready to drive is a great way to reduce common distractions which can occur while driving. This can help you to remain focused on the task ahead. Of course, if you can think of any other items which are likely to distract you, be sure to include these on the list of items you check before driving.

Becoming Overwhelmed

Learning to drive can be an overwhelming task for a new driver. Worrying about managing pedals, gears, the steering wheel, and their indicators all at once can be a lot for a new driver. For this reason, it’s important not to add any additional stress to the journey, such as trying to navigate by reading street signs and making rushed last-minute exits and turns. Each time that you will drive to or through a new area, familiarize yourself with the route, in particular, any landmarks you can use to guide you along the way. Knowing this can help a driver to feel relaxed and confident, helping to improve their driving skills and keeping everyone safe. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and improve the performance of your engine with a synthetic oil change in Raleigh, NC. If you are new to the idea of giving your vehicle a synthetic oil change, speak with an expert at Synthetic Solutions by calling (888) 450-2658. They can help you find the right product for your oil change. If you prefer, visit the online store for a full range of products.

Watch for Other Driver’s Behavior

The best accident is the one which doesn’t happen at all and, believe it or not, many accidents which occur on the road are preventable with techniques like defensive driving. To give an example, as you drive you will likely notice vehicles around you moving slightly closer to one side of the lane a few seconds before the driver indicates their intention to merge into your lane. Reacting to this behavior by adjusting your following speed in anticipation is a great way to prevent a situation where you are driving too close to the vehicle in front of you.

You Can’t Sleep and Drive at the Same Time

There’s a simple rule to remember when it comes to driving while you are tired or feeling drowsy: don’t! Not only is driving while you are tired irresponsible and dangerous, but it is preventable with planning. For example, if your friend group is planning a road trip:
  • Create a driving schedule to share the task.
  • Get a good sleep or solid nap before your driving shift.
  • Make time to stop along the way to stretch your body and refresh your mind.
If you are already on the road and feel tired, don't push through it. Instead, safely pull over and take a short nap or swap the task with another driver in your vehicle.

Extend Your Engine’s Lifespan With a Synthetic Oil Change in Raleigh, NC

There are simple at-home maintenance items which all drivers can complete to improve the performance of their vehicle and extend its lifespan, such as a synthetic oil change. To find out more, speak with an expert on the subject at Synthetic Solutions by calling (888) 450-2658. Of course, a synthetic oil change won't only benefit your car, but also your ATV, motorbike, dirt bike, and even your lawnmower.

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