Rev Up The Resolutions

SONY DSCIn case you’ve been in some kind of booze induced sleep since Christmas Day, you may have not realised its now 2016. The first week of a New Year is always a tough nut, especially for those looking to beat the initial hump that comes with another round of resolutions. What’s yours then? Drink less? Burp less in public? Heh… let us know!

Rather than raise the bar too high for yourself, why not set a handful of resolutions for your car?

We all have individual driving bugbears and some of those may even transpose to our own bad habits; for example, do you often forget to indicate? Take a moment to think about your time on the road recently and evaluate what irritates you… now think how much your own quirks may annoy other drivers. Anyway, before we get carried away let’s think of some resolutions you can actually apply to the vehicle itself…

  • Pipe Down the Fumes

photo_19200_20101230It’s easy to get complacent but it’s advisable to get your car serviced at least twice a year in order to cut down on emissions. This can be done via optimal oil changes, tyre checks and mechanical surveys. If you’re spending more at the fuel station than you’d normally expect then chances are you’re polluting more than advised!

  • Clear the Cash Crunch

It’s easy to get attached to our car but if it’s costing you more to maintain than it would to buy a more efficient vehicle then maybe it’s time to let go? Sell the car, use the money to clear any debts that it’s maintenance has caused you and then do some research into a more affordable and resilient vehicle.

  • Curve Your Road Rage

Think about your early days driving, chances are the pesky driver in front is just getting to grips with the road the same way we all once did. Be forgiving; don’t waste your energy on getting stressed out about minor inconveniences – it’s not worth it.

Do you have any driving resolutions you’d like to share with the team at Tudor Driving School in Lincoln? Feel free to drop by our Facebook and Twitter to comment!

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Make Safer Driving Your New Year’s Resolution

learner-driversFirst of all we’d like to wish a very happy New Year to all our students both past, present and future.

As Tudor Driving School enter 2015 (oh, we’ve been in this game a long old time now) we’re feeling as resolute as ever with our eyes looking keenly at the challenges ahead.  When it comes to new year resolutions, it’s easy to pick something daft and easy like ‘cut down on chocolate’ or ‘drink less wine’ but in reality these rarely stick. The best resolutions are applied to physical practices, you know, like driving.

We’ve compiled 4 suggested New Year’s resolutions for you to consider when it comes to your time behind the wheel. Feel free to suggest some of your own on Facebook.

  • Signal

Your indicators are there for a reason and neglecting their use is lazy and dangerous. Drivers and pedestrians aren’t telepathic; they don’t know your next move before you do, flick the switch for courtesy and safety.

  • Speed Limits

Goodness, this should be an obvious one. The arrogance of the over confident driver can be the undoing of more than just pride and those speed signs are there for a reason. We know it can be tricky to keep to 40 or 50 on an open valley of road but if you’re frequently driving on a curvy, dark roads while hammering the accelerator then you might wish to take heed.

  • Hang Up

Phones, iPods, Sat Navs – leave them alone, just stop fiddling during driving. It doesn’t matter if you’re stuck at a light because that could change any second. If you want music on then choose an album or playlist before you set off and don’t even think about answering that phone.

  • Tyres, Wipers and Engine

It’s easy to get complacent when it comes to car maintenance; if it’s not affecting you directly then it must be fine right? The problem is these problems can sneak up on you at the most inopportune times.  Keep on top of your tyre inflation, check your wipers for muck and keep the tank happy. Also, give your car a good clean!

Contact us today to see how we can help you get on the road.

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