Learning to drive can be rather stressful as it is, as there are plenty of things which you need to think about. The street signs, how close you’re following the car in front, how close you’re to the cars at the side of you. Not only this but when it comes to your practical test you will most likely be nervous as it is, and sometimes things slip the mind. We always advise people to stay calm, exaggerate each action they do and practice!
However, if you have recently pass both theory and practical then that is when the real time you learn. Being put in awkward situation, by yourself. Thinking what your car needs to run efficiently. Do not worry though, because we have come together to ensure than every new qualified driver has an action plan and things to know when it comes to getting on the roads, alone.
- Car – one of the most important things when it comes to driving alone is getting to know your car. This is because more than likely you will have been learning in a totally different car, so to ensure you can drive your car without struggle we advise you to go onto an empty parking lot and just get use to the car’s controls, and where everything is in the car.
- Driving Alone – when it comes to driving your car alone, it can be rather nerve-racking as you will have no one there to tell you what to do, and how to drive. We always advise that you learn to get to know the car first – alone. Don’t let your friends in straight away as you might get distracted. So keep calm and drive as you would normally.
- Read Manual Book – when I say read manual book, I don’t mean page by page. But by simply familiarising yourself where things are in your car, how they work and how you can replace them can be a great help. We advise people to check their oil regularly, water for windscreen wipers, make sure everything is working as it should. One thing which many people forget about is car hoses which are located under the bonnet, for further details on them visit: thehosemaster.co.uk/hose-ducting/radiator-hose.
- Don’t Worry – as a new drive, the instinct usually is to drive slow and take their time in order to be extra safe. So when I say don’t worry I mean don’t get bullied by other drivers who tailgate you. Go at your own speed, your own time and ignore the intimidating drivers.
- Small Steps – don’t learn too quick. What I mean by this is don’t go on the motorway right away and don’t travel long distances too soon. Ease yourself into driving alone first.