WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR DRIVING EXPERIENCE?
HERE ARE SOME TIPS
Many people spend a lot of time in their cars. They drive to work; they drive to friends’ houses and family’s houses; they drive to the store; they drive just to get out of the house... you get the idea. Humans spend a lot of time in their vehicles. This being said, because often the time we spend in cars is in many short bursts, we tend not to focus on our comfort and driving experience. Once you start to add up all those places you drive in a week, you’ll begin to see that you’re spending a lot of time in your vehicle. The following will break down a few things you can do to help ensure the experience of driving is one that is mostly pleasant and comfortable.
The Audio Experience Is Important
The audio experience in your vehicle can be broken down into two categories. First, there’s what’s called “road-noise,” and second, there’s music. When test driving a vehicle, it’s always a good idea to take it out on a major busy road and see what it sounds like. Some vehicles are excellent at keeping the outside noise outside, and some are not. If your vehicle is slowly losing its ability to block out aggressive outside noises, you might need to have your windows and doors looked at. It is possible that you’ve worn away some of the soundproof coating. You might also want to seek out an additional layer of floor mats to help muffle the sound of your tires on the road. There are countless other tools and tricks for improving the sound experience within your vehicle once you start looking. When it comes to music, finding the right speaker system and radio for you is the name of the game. One common view is that the new double DIN systems are superior to the other options available. Remember, whatever stereo system you select, it is crucial that you figure out how to properly calibrate it to your vehicle. This might involve watching a tutorial online and tweaking the bass levels or other elements of your sound system.
Clean Out Your Air Filter
It is abhorrent how many people don’t know to do this. And it’s even more tragic because typically, air filters get gross slowly over a long period of time, meaning the change in air quality has been so gradual that you haven’t noticed it. When you change the air filter, you will notice it, and it will shock you. Take care of your lungs and change your filter as often as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. Did you know poor air quality is to blame for one in every five deaths? That’s right. One in every five people dies prematurely because the air they’re breathing isn’t clean enough. Changing the air filter on your car regularly could increase your life expectancy.
While we’re talking about air, it’s also a good idea to roll the windows up if you’re driving over dusty or gravelly roads or while you’re waiting near other vehicles expelling exhaust fumes. What gets stirred up is breathed in by you. In contrast, if you’re driving on clean open roads, it’s better to have the windows down a touch if the temperature allows it, as the airflow will greatly improve the air quality in your car. Once you start paying attention to air quality, you’ll begin to pick up on subtle cues like congestion or dry throat and adjust accordingly.
Keep Sunglasses In Your Car
If you’ve been driving for a while, you’ve no doubt encountered the great discomfort that is finding yourself driving into a blazing sunny scene and not having your sunglasses to help you see. Not only is this terribly dangerous, but it’s also bad for your eyes and, if done enough, will give you wrinkles. Keeping a pair of sunglasses in your car ensures that you’re always going to have some eye protection if you need it. Your safety is too important not to take this step. You’ll have a smoother driving experience without pain in your eyes and less anxiety because you can’t fully see what is happening on the road before you. The above tips should get you started on the journey of improving your driving experience. As you start to pay attention to your body when you drive, you might notice even more areas of improvement. If you live in a cold climate, you might want a steering wheel cover, so your fingers don’t get frigid while you drive. If you’re often traveling long distances and find your back gets sore, maybe you want a seat cover that offers a bit more support. Always listen to what your body is telling you. It will let you know if something could be improved.
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