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05/03/2019


It’s important for all new drivers to receive as much help and advice as possible, to give them the skills they need to stay safe while they are on the road. If you have been driving for a number of years then it can begin to feel as though you always knew how to now only drive, but drive well. However, if you think back a few years you will remember that you not only had to spend the time learning how to drive, but you probably made some mistakes along the way.

Tips for Safe Driving

If somebody in your family or friends is learning how to drive or they have recently earned their license, USA Synthetics has put together some tips to share which can help them to stay safe on the road.

It’s Not a Formula 1 Race

Driving competitive is something which all new drivers say they will never do. However, it’s fair to say that all drivers have exhibited the traits at some point:
  • Always being the first to reach the next intersection.
  • Cutting in front of motorists.
  • Preventing other drivers from entering your lane.
  • Insisting on being the first vehicle to merge.
Not only are the above driving behavior responsible, but they are also dangerous as they encourage drivers to speed and take unnecessary risks. Instead of focusing on what other drivers are doing, focus on getting you and your passengers to your destination safely.

Don’t Overwhelm Yourself

Learner drivers can easily find it overwhelming to manage pedals, gears, turn the steering wheel, use their indicators, and watch out for pedestrians and other motorists. So why add the extra stress which comes from also trying to read street signs and take last-minute exits? Before driving to or through a new area, familiarize yourself with the route, including any landmarks which you can use as direction points and any specific lane changes that you will need to make. This can help you to feel comfortable and more confident as you drive. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and give your car’s performance a boost with a synthetic oil change in Oklahoma City, OK. To place an order or to learn more about the benefits of giving your engine a synthetic oil change, speak with a friendly expert at USA Synthetics by calling (405) 388-6170 or visit the online store.

Remove Distractions

Distractions are something which can happen to any driver, on any type of road, during any weather conditions, no matter the time of day. However, there are common distractions which can be prevented. Each time that you are about to start driving, consider these points:
  • Finish sending your text messages and switch your phone off.
  • Switch the radio off.
  • Ensure your friends and passengers are settled.
  • Be confident in the condition of the vehicle.
Keeping these four points in mind each time that you prepare to drive is a great way to reduce common distractions while you drive. Of course, if you can think of any other common distractions which occur while you drive, be sure to include it on your pre-driving check-list.

Sleep or Drive. Not Both.

Until our regular vehicles are completely automated, a tired person has no place behind the wheel of a car. Period. Not only is driving while you are tired or drowsy irresponsible and dangerous, but entirely unnecessary. For example, if you and your friends are planning a road trip:
  • Use a driving schedule to share the task.
  • Ensure you get a good sleep before your driving shift.
  • Don’t hesitate to stop to refresh your brain and stretch your body.
If you begin to feel tired while you are driving, safely pull over and take a short nap until you are confident you are ready to drive again. Don’t risk trying to push through it. As little as 15 minutes can be enough to help you feel refreshed and give you the focus to finish your journey or get home.

Boost Your Engine Performance with a Synthetic Oil Change in Oklahoma City, OK

It’s important for all drivers, no matter their experience, to take care of their vehicle to get the best performance and the longest lifespan. Basic at-home maintenance like a synthetic oil change is a great way to do just this. To learn more about the benefits of a synthetic oil change for your car, motorbike, ATV and even your lawnmower, or to place an order, speak with an expert on the subject at USA Synthetics by calling (405) 388-6170.
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