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05/03/2019


Every new driver can benefit from as many tips and help as they can get to ensure they have the skills to stay safe on the road. Once you have been behind the wheels for a number of years, it can start to feel like driving is a skill which you were born with and never had to learn. However, if you think back to your childhood, not only did you put in the time to learn the skill, but you likely made some mistakes along the way.

Keeping Learners Safe

If you know somebody who is lucky enough to have recently earned their license or is learning how to drive, TenEyck Distributing has prepared some great tips below for you to share to help them stay safe on the road. Of course, if you feel like you could use a refresher, don't hesitate to read them to yourself.

Being Number 3, 4 or 5 Is Okay

Competitive driving includes a range of driving behaviors, such as:
  • Racing to reach the intersection before other cars.
  • Cutting in front of other drivers.
  • Not allowing other motorists into your lane.
  • Always being the first to merge into a lane.
In addition to being unnecessary and irresponsible, the above driving behaviors are incredibly dangerous as they encourage drivers to speed and take chances and risks they otherwise wouldn't. Instead of worrying about where other vehicles are on the road, remain focused on getting you and your passengers to your destination safely.

Where Are You Going?

New drivers find themselves in trouble because they get flustered trying to manage the gears, indicators, pedals, steering wheel, all while looking out for other vehicles and pedestrians. So why would you then add the pressure of trying to navigate by reading street signs and merging lanes at the last minute because the GPS was delayed? Every time that you are driving through or to a new area, look up the route and learn it. In particular, look out for any landmarks which you can use to help you navigate and work out any times when you will need to be in a specific lane. Knowing this can help new drivers to feel more relaxed and confident while they drive. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and improve your car’s performance by giving your engine a synthetic oil change. To find out more about how a synthetic oil change can benefit your engine or to place an order, speak with a friendly expert at TenEyck Distributing by calling (208) 589-4660 or visit the online store.

Distraction-Free Vehicle

Driving on any road, at any time of the day, through any weather conditions, distraction can take a driver’s focus away from the road. While you can’t prevent distractions entirely, you can reduce the risk of common distractions occurring while you drive. Each time that you are preparing to drive:
  • Finish what you are doing on your phone and switch it off.
  • Switch off the radio.
  • Ensure your passengers are settled.
  • Feel confident that the vehicle is in good shape.
Consider these four points can go a long way to reducing the number of distractions you will encounter while you drive and help you to remain focused on the task.

You Can’t Sleep and Drive

Driving while you feel drowsy or tired is not just irresponsible and dangerous, it’s completely avoidable with a small level of planning. As an example, if you and your friends are planning to take a road trip:
  • Use driving shifts to split the task among everybody.
  • Ensure you get a solid sleep before your shift.
  • Make as many stops as you want to stretch your body and refresh your brain.
Three easy points is all it takes to reduce instances of you being tired while driving. However, if you are driving and do suddenly feel tired, it’s important that you don’t try to push through it. Instead, find a place to safely pull over and take a short nap to refresh your brain.

A Synthetic Oil Change in Saint George, UT

Basic engine maintenance like a synthetic oil change can not only improve the performance of your vehicle, but it can also prevent a range of flashing dash lights from occurring while you drive, helping to prevent another distraction. To find out more, speak with an expert on the subject at TenEyck Distributing by calling (208) 589-4660. Experts in the field, you can trust in their advice and range of high-quality AMSOIL engine lubricants to get you the right product for your vehicle.  
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