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All new drivers can benefit from learning as much as possible prior to driving without supervision if they are to stay safe on the road. You only need to have been driving for a few years before it begins to feel as though you were born with the skill. However, if you think back you will remember that you not only learned how to drive but likely made a number of mistakes as you perfected the skill.

Safe Driving Tips

If somebody in your home or family is learning to drive or is soon to be driving without supervision, Synthetics Northwest has some tips below which can help them to stay safe on the road.

Minimize Distractions

It doesn’t matter if you have been driving for decades, you are still susceptible to distractions. For this reason, it’s incredibly important for new drivers to do all they can to minimize distractions occurring while they drive. Each time that you are preparing to drive, consider these points:
  • Wait until your passengers are settled in before you drive.
  • Finish using your phone and put it away.
  • Switch off the radio.
  • Feel confident that your car will get you where you want to be.
Just four considerations are enough to reduce the chances of common distractions from occurring while you drive. However, if you have any other common distractions which occur while you drive, be sure to include these on your pre-driving checklist.

Driving While Overwhelmed

It can be daunting for a new driver to learn how to manage pedals, change gears, use their indicator, and turn the steering wheel all at the same time without the added stress of trying to look at street signs and make last-minute exits while driving through new areas and on new roads. Instead of allowing this to happen to you, take some time to learn the route you will be taking before you drive. In particular, it can be beneficial to locate landmarks which you can use as direction indicators and any specific lanes which you need to be in. This can help you to feel settled and confident as you drive. Click here to buy AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and extend your engine’s lifespan with a synthetic oil change in Salem, OR. To find out more about how a synthetic oil change can benefit you and your vehicle, speak with a friendly expert at Synthetics Northwest by calling (888) 283-3580 (Toll-Free) or visit the online store.

Monitor Other Drivers

The best type of accident is the one which doesn’t happen. Believe it or not, many of the accidents which occur each day can be prevented with techniques like defensive driving. For example, while you drive you likely notice vehicles moving slightly to one side of the lane a couple of seconds before the driver merges into your lane. Reacting to this lane change before it occurs by reducing your cruising speed and increasing your traveling distance is a great way to prevent a situation where you are too close to the vehicle in front of you.

Are You Going to Sleep or Drive?

When it comes to driving while you are tired or drowsy, there’s a simple rule to remember. Don’t do it! Driving while drowsy or tired is not only dangerous and irresponsible but very avoidable. If you and your friends are going on a road trip:
  • Use a driving schedule to share the task.
  • Get a good sleep before your driving shift.
  • Don’t be afraid to take as many breaks as needed along the way to refresh your mind and stretch your muscles.
If you are already on the road and you can feel yourself getting tired, don’t try to push through it and get to your destination. Instead, call ahead to let somebody know you will be late and find a safe place to pull over and take a short nap. Just 15 minutes can be enough to refresh your brain and give you the focus you need to finish your drive or to get home.

Improve Engine Performance With a Synthetic Oil Change in Salem, OR

It’s important for all drivers to take care of their vehicle to both get the best performance and the longest lifespan. One easy way to do this is with a synthetic oil change. If you are new to the idea of performing a synthetic oil change or you would like to place an order, speak with Synthetics Northwest at (888) 283-3580 (Toll Free) and trust in their experience and range of high-quality products.

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