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02/19/2018
Once you have been driving for a while it becomes easy. In fact, many drivers believe they can do it with minimal concentration paid to the task, leading to serious problems on the road.

It doesn’t matter where you look, there always seems to be promotional material telling you to put away your distractions and focus on the task at hand - driving! However, despite all of the attention paid to the habit, too many drivers still indulge in distracted-driving.

Prevent Distractions as You Drive and Stay Safe on the Road

If this sounds like you and you need some tips on how you prevent becoming a distracted driver, Ace Hi Oil has some tips on how you can avoid some of the most common distractions as you drive.

Music

The best advice that you could be given is to turn off all music when you drive and focus 100% of your attention. However, in reality, this just isn’t realistic. Instead, if you enjoy driving with music, this tip comes in the form of prudent planning. The majority music related distractions don’t occur because a driver becomes so immersed in pretending they are in a music video that they forget they’re driving. Instead, these accidents happen during those split-second moments that a driver looks away from the road to find ‘just the right song’ or to turn off a slew of romantic melodies. To prevent this instances during your drives, while you are on the couch watching TV one night, take out your phone and create a few playlists:
  • Drive to Work
  • Drive Home
  • Heading to the Gym
  • Easy Driving
  • Road Trips
Of course, if you have any other errands which you complete then be sure to consider a playlist for those times also. The purpose of creating playlists in advance is that you can simply get in the car to go to work in the morning, as an example, as easily select the appropriate playlist and drive to work listening to the right music while keeping your eyes on the road. Click here to buy AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and give your engine performance a boost. Speak with Ace Hi Oil today at (888) 459-9958 to find out more about how a simple synthetic oil change in Southlake, TX can improve your engine performance and increase engine life.

Motorists

On the subject of keeping your eyes on the road, it’s important that you don’t take this tip to mean that your eyes can wander around the road and focus on, say, a vehicle collision which recently occurred on the opposite of the road. It’s called ‘Rubbernecking’, and we have all been guilty of doing it once or twice in your driving history. And while it may seem innocent enough, apart from seriously affecting the flow of traffic, the activity comes with a slew of dangers. Most notably, when drivers look at another collision they become so engrossed in what happened (and thinking about how they can prevent it from happening to them) that they forget that they are still driving! As curious as you are, be sure to keep your eyes and your focus on what’s ahead of you. If you find yourself becoming distracted, think about how you would feel if the roles were reversed and you were on the side of the road, having just had an accident, and seeing other motorists slow down their vehicles to look at your misfortune.

Messages and Calls

It doesn’t matter how small our devices become or how smart they are, they all have one thing in commoon -they are distractions when it comes to driving. There are a few ways which you can tackle these distractions.
  1. The first is to turn off your mobile devices entirely each time that begin your drive and put them out of reach so that you aren’t tempted to turn them on when you are stuck at a red light.
  2. If you aren’t a fan of turning them off, consider what your car can do for you. Simply connecting your phone to your car using Bluetooth can give you access to make and receive calls with just a press of a button on the steering-wheel.
  3. If you need something more, look at the built-in AI assistants which are included in your phone. Even the most basic digital assistant can provide you with functions such as:
    1. Read your incoming messages
    2. Allow you to create and reply to messages and emails using your voice
    3. Adjust music settings such as volume and even playlists (pre-programmed from the tip above)
Of course, if you have a modern phone then it will provide a range of other hands-free functions which can help you to stay focused on driving. Take a look through your phone’s options to see what is available.

Keep Your Car in Good Shape with a Synthetic Oil Change in Southlake, TX

Don’t get distracted by flashing lights on your dash commanding attention. Keep your car in good shape with basic maintenance like a synthetic oil change in Southlake, TX. Visit the online store or speak with Ace Hi Oil at (888) 459-9958 to find the right engine oil for your vehicle and give your car’s performance a boost.
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