Not everyone has the best experiences when it comes to vehicles; and neither does everyone feel comfortable to drive. Not everyone has the money necessary to purchase a car that isn’t going to fail on them. Not everyone makes the best decisions about when it’s okay to drive. But car troubles in many cases aren’t necessary. You can prevent a lot of them merely by setting yourself up for success in advance.
Car trouble prevention comes in many forms. You need to know how to check your fluids. You need to not drink and drive to avoid DUIs. You can use GPS systems to avoid getting lost. And having an awareness of your fuel situation will prevent you from running out of gas at some point.
It’s amazing how many people don’t know how to check the fluid levels in their car. It should be the first thing that you do when you purchase a new vehicle. Learn how to pop the hood. Check the oil level, brake fluid level, windshield wiper level, radiator fluid level, and so on. It takes 10 minutes to do a level check on everything, and you will immediately know if there is any situation that you have to alleviate. Checking your fluid levels before a major vacation is a good idea, and also when the seasons change where you live.
There’s never any excuse forgetting a DUI. If you’re drinking, don’t drive. If you’re planning on driving somewhere to drink, make sure that you have a designated driver or a way home. It sounds like such a simple equation, but thousands of people get pulled over for driving under the influence every single day. Don’t make yourself one of these statistics. Choose wisely, and you will have no car trouble when it comes to mixing driving and alcohol.
There is not a whole lot of excuse for people who get lost easily anymore. Either you can buy an onboard GPS system for your vehicle, or you can use some functionality of your cell phone. Just make sure that you have a consistent power supply and updated maps, and GPS will get you where you need to turn by turn.
Running Out of Gas
If you’re smart, you will never run out of gas as you’re driving somewhere. As soon as you get to 1/4 tank, find a gas station. People almost make a game out of it how far they can go after the gas light turns on. It doesn’t make much sense why you would take any chances. Especially if you’re traveling in unfamiliar territory, keeping your tank more than 1/4 full at all times is going to be a psychological and physical benefit to you.
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