How To Have A Stress-Free Driving Experience

How To Have A Stress-Free Driving Experience

Driving is part and parcel of life. For all of you that drive, you know how stressful it can be when your car breaks down or when you need to drive in dangerous conditions. To help your driving experience feel more relaxed, no matter the issue, here are some tips.

Have Reputable Contacts

When you head out on a drive, you never know what traffic or conditions may delay or disrupt your journey. Whether you need help filling up the gas on your new ride or assistance with a breakdown, having reputable contacts to call is handy. 

For instance, you may need surprise towing to get your car back home for repair or if you’re stuck out driving in snow and ice. Having a number on your phone that can get you help within minutes will make your life easier and safer.

Emergency Breakdown Cover

If you unexpectedly breakdown, the last thing you want is to have trouble getting your car back home. Or, paying a fortune to get your car fixed so that you can continue with your journey. With emergency breakdown cover you will be able to get assistance and only pay an excess fee. The company will be available around the clock to help you in your time of need. It will also keep costs low, as we all know how expensive it can be to run a vehicle.

Plan Ahead

There’s nothing more stressful than rushing to your car, already late for work, only to get stuck in traffic for hours. Leaving home with plenty of time to spare and checking for any traffic alerts or road works online before starting your journey can save you a lot of time and create a much smoother driving experience.

Another key thing for planning before a long drive is food and drink. Believe it or not, dehydration and eating heavily before driving can be two of the main causes of an uncomfortable drive. Thus, ensuring you have food and water will help you in case of emergency. Make sure you always carry a bottle of water with you and eat nutritiously. Also eating a light meal before getting in your car will make sure you feel alert and energized for the journey ahead.

Mute Your Devices

Drivers speaking on mobile phones are up to four times more likely to crash, even if using a hands-free device.  This number rises to twenty-three for motorists that text while driving.

The dangers alone should be enough to make you silence your phone, but you may also want to consider how much stress you can save yourself by not listening to the nerve-wracking ‘beep’ of incoming texts or your ringtone going on a loop.

Most smartphones now come with a ‘do not disturb’ function that can be easily activated before driving, so give it a go and be amazed at how much more relaxed your journeys can become.

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