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10 Simple Techniques That Will Make You A Better Driver

ByMatsumoto Naoki-December 23, 2020

If you have been looking for car driving techniques, safe driving tips, and related things on car magazine, then you are not alone. Many beginning drivers spent a long time searching the perfect guideline to drive better. But worry no more, since this is the right place for you.

Ten Helpful Tips That Will Turn You Into A Driving Master

In order to become a driving master, obviously you must first find yourself a good and affordable car. But having a car and just driving on the road do not make you an expert driver. In order to drive better, here are the tips for you:

#1. Looking Ahead

Using phone like this is definitely a “no” for all drivers (photo source: istockphoto)

No driver can drive safe without looking at the road, so it is necessary to look ahead at any car that is in front of you. This is truly important and driver must bear this fact in mind. Since it is not only affected directly to driver but other people’s safety as well, you have to keep yourself focused on the surrounding.

It is recommended to stay away from using cellphone or having a talk with your car fellows since it will affect your concentration.

#2. Merging with Traffic

It is quite obvious, but a good driver must be the one who can control the speed of his own vehicle. Unlike practice zone, the road is the battlefield, and all experience soldiers know that rushing is killing. In order to keep yourself safe, driving slow and carefully merging with the traffic by a controllable speed are recommended. You also need to be extra careful when dealing with any type of highway out there.

#3. Brakes

Car brake, the most important car part (photo source: SparesGruide)

Car owners have to go easy on the machine’s brakes when you have to slow down. You can see the drivers in Hollywood Movies press their brakes as hard as they can, but that will be the last thing you will want to do in the real life.

Remember that you will want to stop before having any impact, and your brakes will be your best friends here. So instead of rushing to stop by hitting the brake as hard as you can, try to predict the road, and press the car brake sooner.

#4. Manual Transmission

Operate Manual Transmission on car (photo source: TailHappyTV/Youtube)

Car owners will save a lot of fuel when having a car that uses the manual transmission since its fuel consumption is more reasonable than his fellow transmission. Also, remember that this type of transmission will boost your driving skills since everything will be performed manually.

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#5. Controlling Oversteer

To be a better driver,  it is no doubt that you need to know how to make your body avoid any kind of over-steer out there. Controlling oversteer is a basic technique that all car owners must know before they get inside the driving seat. It also helps you to avoid dangers when driving fast on the road.

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#6. Heel-toe Downshifting

A wonderful technique for all drivers (photo source: Car Throttle)

Heel-toe downshifting is great if you want to generate smooth, quick shifts right away. Learning this technique is just a small step to you, but it is a huge step to become a better driver over time. If you can perform this well, you will also extend the important life of the transmission.

#7. Driving Backwards

Backing up is the skill required to be a good drivers (photo source: Driver’s Ed Guru)

An expert driver is a person who already a master at driving backward. If you want to become a better driver these days, you must learn how to judge a distance. Also, remember that special awareness is required for you to can get what you need to back up quickly, but you can always take it slower and safer.

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#8. Parking

How can you be a driver if you cannot park? (photo source: CUI Electronic Car Parking Management System)

Practicing parking will allow you to avoid a lot of problems right away, as you will know how to do the right things at the right time. Your handbrake should be perfect here so you can make things happen.

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#9. Parallel

You cannot spell professional driver without “parallel parking” (photo source: invisiblebread)

Here is the tricky one. Parallel parking is by far one of the most difficult parking skill. Drivers need to practice this important driving skill since it is essential when hitting the road. Also because this will allow you to become a truly better driver in no time. An expert car owner can parallel park any vehicle in a couple of seconds, and you can also perform even better if you know what you are doing.

#10. Patience

Road raging is not good (photo source: Shutterstock)

Patience is truly a virtue that you have to cultivate if you want to become as master of driving. Remember also that you have to look ahead and you can learn to park quite easily. But a driver must also know how to slow down properly so he can drive his own vehicle quickly and easily.Patience is also helpful while you are in a traffic jam, which happens almost daily in the city.

Matsumoto Naoki is senior car blogger at Car From Japan. Having background in mechanical engineering, he has a unique perspective on a lot of new car innovations. Prior to Car From Japan, Matsumoto was Mechanical Design Engineer at Yajima Plant, Subaru Corporation. His articles provide detailed DIY instructions and how-tos to help you get your new car on the road. If you want to save money and feel more confident when working on your cars, you should not ignore Matsumoto’s sharing posts. He presents driving tips and tricks for everyone through easy-following steps and mechanically but friendly writing.


Gabulaya Brian23:57 June 10, 2019

This has been helpful.

Joe Kamau01:12 March 10, 2019

Very good tips. Helpful to all drivers and car maintenance with accident avoidance.

Peter sichizya19:00 March 04, 2019

Great driving stuff.

Peter sichizya18:59 March 04, 2019

Great and helpful driving material.

Kelvin05:14 March 04, 2019

Great Tips!

Brian mwenya06:49 September 25, 2018

Helpful message

Tammy Houston14:26 March 01, 2018

I certainly agree with you when you said that the trickiest kind of parking was the parallel parking and yet drivers are required to learn that important skill because it’s necessary when they’re out on the road. Parallel parking was very hard to do, and I know that because a friend of mine drives and she usually complains about it. Now that I am the one with the car, I have a feeling that I will only learn this skill if I was trained by a professional instructor. I will begin looking right away. Thank you.

zachariah chelimo21:48 January 19, 2018

i find it so helpfull

Derrick Onyango23:01 November 22, 2017

Thanks for these vital information.

Can you demonstrate through video or alternative means how to do parallel parking & reverse parking

Charles Webb21:08 November 19, 2017

wow! I never thought I will read this thorough and
easy blog to read. I mean, they are telling everything a newbie driver or any
driver should know to drive nicely and safely. New drivers are not patient so, I
think that should work out for them by reading this

Tyrone Havnar19:54 October 13, 2017

And i have learnt so much from this site.
Thank you for sharing such vital information.

John Francis07:25 July 08, 2017

Great tip.

Trang Tran02:13 September 28, 2017

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