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Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Vehicle?

March 28, 2020 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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( Do you love taking your car out on the road for a spin? If so, it’s important that you are making the right decisions. You need to guarantee that your car is safe to drive and that you don’t run in problems. Let’s take a look at some of the issues. 


Did you know that people with higher incomes are more likely to have dirtier cars? There are a lot of suggestions as to why this might be. However, it’s important to note that washing your car is actually a smart decision and should be completed regularly. You need to wash your car at least every month and possibly every couple of weeks to ensure that you remove any dirt or grime. In doing so, you can ensure that key parts of your car don’t succumb to rust or even stop working completely.

Hard Braking 

It’s possible that you are keen to keep your spending under control in your car. A car can be expensive and this is particularly true when you think about the amount that you spend on petrol. That’s definitely the case if you have something like an SUV or even a sports car. Both are known for guzzling up fuel. One of the ways that you can reduce the level of fuel that you use on the road is by changing your driving style. Some driving styles are always going to lead to you using more fuel. An example of this is hard braking. Hard braking will put a lot of pressure on the engine and isn’t typically necessary. It’s actually a clear sign that you’re not paying enough attention to the road and indeed, your surroundings. If you speak to a car accident attorney, they’ll tell you a lot of accidents occur because people aren’t paying attention to their surroundings. 

Avoiding The Warning Signs 

A car will provide warning signs that you should not be driving it on the road. These are easy to miss if you aren’t aware of them, but once you know what you’re looking for they’ll be difficult not to spot. There are a lot of examples but the main ones are, a funny smell, a peculiar sound, a loss of control. That last one is particularly serious. If you no longer feel as though you are in control of the vehicle, you should pull over as quickly as possible. 

Distracted Driving 

Finally, you do need to make sure that you are not distracted while driving. Now, we know what you’re thinking here. The problem with this is that distracted driving isn’t just using your phone. There are numerous ways that you can get distracted. For instance, did you know that having an argument is just as distracting as talking to someone on your phone? That’s why you need to keep your temper under control on the road. It’s also why road rage is so problematic and should be avoided at all costs. 

We hope this helps you understand how to stay safe and avoid these mistakes when you’re out and about in your vehicle. 

Staff Writer; Natasha Brown

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