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It’s important that every new driver receives as much help and advice as possible before heading out onto the road unsupervised. Once you have been driving for a while, it can start to feel like a natural skill, almost as if you were born knowing how to drive. However, you need only think back to realize that, not only did you take the time to learn how to drive, but you also made a few mistakes along the way.

Helping Learner Drivers to Stay Safe

If there is somebody you know who has recently obtained their license or is learning to drive, below are some great tips to share from Mooresville Synthetic Oil which can help them to be a safer driver.

The Road Isn’t a Racetrack

One thing which every new driver says is that they aren’t going to be a competitive driver. However, it would be fair to say that all drivers have, at one stage in their driving history, exhibited the behaviors of a competitive driver, such as:
  • Needing to be the first car to merge.
  • Cutting into other lanes.
  • Preventing other vehicles from merging into your lane.
  • Wanting to be the first vehicle to the next red light.
The above behaviors are not only irresponsible but they are also dangerous as they encourage drivers, especially new drivers, to speed and take unnecessary risks. Each time that you drive, instead of focusing on whether or not other drivers are beating you, focus on getting your passengers to their destination safely.

Don’t Let Yourself Become Overwhelmed

It can be easy for a driver just learning the skill to become overwhelmed as they try to combine managing pedals, gears, a steering wheel, and indicators all at the same time. With this in mind, don’t add more stress by trying to navigate your way around with street signs and last-minute lane changes. Before you drive to or even through a new area, familiarize yourself with the route you will be taking. In particular, look for any landmarks which you can use as visual guides along with learning about any difficult lane changes you will need to make. This knowledge can make new drivers more comfortable and confident. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and extend the lifespan of your engine. To place an order or to find out more about the benefits of a synthetic oil change, speak with an expert on the subject at Mooresville Synthetic Oil by calling (336) 247-0212 or visit the online store.

One Less Distraction

Even experienced drivers, driving on a sunny day with clear visibility and no other vehicles on the road can become distracted, leading to a potential accident. Because of this, it’s incredibly important that new drivers take all the steps they can to minimize distraction in their vehicle. Each time that you prepare to drive, consider these:
  • Are your passengers settled?
  • Finish your text messages and switch your phone off.
  • Switch off the radio.
  • Is the car in good shape?
Thinking about these four items is all it takes to reduce the chance of common distraction while you drive.

Drowsy Drivers Are Not Safe Drivers

It can be easy to think that you are fine to drive when you are feeling drowsy, however, the reality is that a drowsy or sleepy person doesn’t belong behind the wheel of a car. Driving in this state is not only incredibly dangerous, but it is also irresponsible and preventable. For example, if you and your friends are considering a road trip:
  • Use a driving schedule to split up the task.
  • Get a good sleep before your shift.
  • Don’t hesitate to pull over to rest, stretch your body, and refresh your brain.
If you are already on the road and you can feel yourself starting to become tired, don’t try to fight or push through it. Instead, find a place to safely pull over and take a small sleep until you are ready to drive again. Something as small as a 15-minute nap can give you the energy and focus you need to get home or complete your journey.

Extend the Lifespan of Your Engine with a Synthetic Oil Change in High Point, NC

All drivers, no matter their experience, want to get the best performance and the longest life out of their engine, and a synthetic oil change is a great way to achieve this. To place an order or to find out more about how a synthetic oil change can benefit you, speak with an expert at Mooresville Synthetic Oil by calling (336) 247-0212.


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