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Car tips to improve Mileage, Performance & Safety #3

carzindagi desk, Apr 15, 2023, 5:03 PM IST


Little things mean a lot - check out how these to help you self & your car. Yes you got it right! Don’t ever under-rate them. These are the essential things that can determine the course of your life and the others next to you. Your car may be equipped with all these features but they mean nothing unless you use them wisely in the time of need. Specialist drivers try to use these features at every possible opportunity deliberately to build a habit.

A habit that is built will be ingrained in our character and seamless execution in the times of dire need. If you ever care for these little things on daily basis that would also greatly improve the lifestyle and etiquette. These car tips are part of series of posts that would be following up, so don't miss the upcoming ones too. For today we focus 4 important car tips, concisely these are:

Reverse steering:

  • Important to head the vehicle in a backward direction in a reverse gear

  • Mind the objects around by carefully watching the ORVMs and rear view mirror even if there is a reverse parking camera in your car

  • It is advisable to dip the ORVMs while moving backwards in a reverse gear

Steering wheel tilt adjustment:

  • Helps the driver to move the steering wheel up and down to create enough room for the legs while exiting the car

  • Helps in releasing stress during top gears

  • Helps in maintaining body angle comfortable for driving

Steering wheel telescopic adjustment:

  • Though a luxury feature, helps in aligning the chest to steering wheel angle to reduce pressure on the driver’s arms, back and thighs

  • A feature meant for comfortable driving position

Hand brake:

  • For stalling the vehicle from forward or backward movement

  • A best feature for hill-hold assist for uphill starts - a must to know feature for every beginner

  • Helps in emergency braking when the vehicle braking system fails

More tips to follow up in the next part of this car tips series,

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