Car Driving Tips

 

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For a safe driving it is necessary to follow some basic rules whether it is small car or a luxury car.

Rear View Mirrors

Before starting the vehicle adjust the rear view mirrors properly to get a clear rear side view. It should be adjusted in such a position that vehicle body should occupy 1/3rd of the mirror and rest 2/3rd is rear traffic for side mirrors.

Starting the Vehicle

Before starting the engine make sure that gear is in neutral and parking brake is applied fully. Do not crank the engine for more than 5 seconds at a time. Stop turning the starter immediately after the engine has started. If the engine doesnít start on the first try then wait for at least 10 seconds and try again.

High Speed Driving

Stopping distance will increase with vehicle speed. So apply brake accordingly. At high speeds vehicle may be affected with side winds. On rainy days aquaplaning can occur which is the loss of direct contact between road and tyre. So keep safe speed in wet roads.

Seat Belts

Always wear seat belts while driving. Now it is compulsory in many states for driver and passengers.

Other Tips

  • Donít drink and drive Ė Alcohol and drugs can affect your ability to drive safely.

  • Donít start quickly Ė it will waste fuel

  • Obey traffic signals and signs.

  • Always keep a safe distance with other vehicles.

  • Before making a turn or changing lanes turn on the signal at least 50 meters before.

  • Avoid zigzag driving

  • When speed increases driverís visual range becomes narrow.

  • Donít turn curves at high speed.

  • Be very careful while overtaking and changing lanes.

  • Overtaking at night is very dangerous. Try to avoid it.

  • Use high headlight beam only very necessary.

  • Drive at a safe speed.

  • Donít make sudden stops and hard steering.

  • Carry all necessary documents like Registration Book, Insurance, Tax Certificate, Pollution under Control Certificate, Driving License etc

  • Keep all necessary medicines in first aid box

  • Service the vehicle as per the maintenance schedule

  • Periodically check for engine oil level, coolant, wiper water and brake oil

  • Make sure that all electrical equipments in the car are working properly

  • Avoid continuous driving take rest at least every four hours during long drives

  • Use Clutch only necessary. Donít use it like a foot rest.

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