Category: Driving best practices

Jan 14, 2017
Don’t accelerate when approaching traffic lights

When you are driving, try to notice the traffic lights as soon as possible. If you find a crossroad or pedestrian crossing ahead of you, do not accelerate your car before passing it. When approaching the lights you need to slow down anyway, so all the fuel used for acceleration before would be wasted. Also […]

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Jan 13, 2017
Don’t rev your engine until fully warmed

When you’re starting your car, you shouldn’t accelerate aggressively until your engine reaches normal operating temperature. Watch your dashboard and put the gas fully only when you see the engine is warm enough. Doing so without having the car warmed up will increase wear of some parts. A cold engine also looses some of its […]

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Jan 07, 2017
Be careful when braking in traffic

If you are driving in a constantly moving traffic, keep in mind that most drivers are not suspecting you to brake rapidly. That is why everyone should keep a safe distance, but remember that sometimes it’s not the case and if you press the brake real hard, you may end up being hit by the […]

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Jan 04, 2017
Always have your headlights on

Even if you are living in a country where you are not obliged to use your headlights at all times, it is a wise thing to do so. A car with its lights on is much easier to spot on the road and thus increases your safety, especially when the daylight is weak due to […]

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Dec 31, 2016
Don’t run on neutral when driving downhill

When you put your gears in neutral when driving downhill, you are taking away from yourself the ability to control the car completely. You still have the capacity to use your brakes without any problems, but you cannot increase the speed instantly. And sometimes you may need some immediate acceleration. Another advantage of keeping it […]

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Dec 30, 2016
Don’t have your car visible in your side mirrors

If you can see your car’s body in your side mirrors, then you probably also have a blind spot in which you cannot see the car being just next to yours. To eliminate this, all you need is to move your side mirrors to show you the view further from your vehicle. To see the […]

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Dec 24, 2016
Don’t use cruise control on a wet road

If you are driving in the rain and your car has the cruise control option, make sure to turn it off. Otherwise, if your car starts hydroplaning, the car may try to keep the speed at the same level, thus increasing the throttle. Most new cars have traction control systems that should not allow such […]

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Dec 19, 2016
Don’t turn off turbine engine right after intense drive

If you have a turbocharged engine and turn it off right after an aggressive driving, you leave the turbine at a very high temperature. Since there is no flow of the oil in the turbine after you switch it off, the oil will start breaking apart in the hot spots. Thus you will need to […]

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Dec 16, 2016
Don’t floor a new car

If you have a new car, you should not push the throttle pedal to maximum for the first couple of hundred kilometres. Using full throttle may be dangerous for your engine when the metal parts are brand new without having a chance to adjust the possible imperfections. For specific instructions always refer to your vehicle’s […]

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