Tips And Tricks

How's my driving, buddy?

Do you ever question your own driving?
Most of us don’t. We know we’re not too happy with that guy who cut us off without signaling on the on ramp, but we often don’t take a critical look at our own habits. The three main causes of driving violations and accidents are:

  • impatience
  • lack of courtesy
  • not paying attention

Take a look at your own driving with regard to each of these causes to see where you stand.
IMPATIENCE — It’s essential when driving to put safety first, no matter how much of a hurry you are in. The number of cars on the roads has increased drastically in the last 30 years or so. This means more backups as everyone tries to reach their destinations on time. Scheduling ahead so that you have time to deal with traffic is always better than rushing. If you are running late, impatience is only going to get you into trouble and lead to accidents and auto repair . Arriving late is better than not arriving at all.

LACK OF COURTESY — Compared to the past, courtesy is known to be sorely lacking in modern society. Being respectful of others on the roads is even more important than using manners in our personal lives.
Hurt feelings are no small matter, but discourtesy on the road can result in lost lives.

NOT PAYING ATTENTIONCell phones have gotten a lot of attention for distracting people who are driving, but there are plenty of other things that can distract a driver, including changing a CD, paying attention to passengers rather than the road, or worrying about the tray of cupcakes that just fell off the seat next to you. Driving requires your full attention. That’s just one more reason to keep little ones in car seats.
We do everything in our power to be sure your car is safe when you drive it away from our shop in Oceanside, CA and Vista, CA. That means we are diligent in performing inspections, repairs, or anything else your car should need. However, you are the only one who can affect the way you drive. We ask you to take inventory of your driving habits and correct any problems you might find so that you, your family, and all of us are safer on the road.