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Don't Call Yourself a Driver If You Don't Know These Secrets(Opinoin)

Don't Brake During a blow out

In a front wheel blowout, one of your tyres will have lost all its inflation, and you could be driving on bare wheel rims. Don't brake hard, as this will increase the weight on the front tyres and could force the wheel rim to dig into the tarmac, causing the car to lose stability and even flip over.

Get Ahead Of Another Car Safely

Out on the road, there will be times when you need to pass another vehicle. Maybe their driving is sketchy and you want to get away from them, maybe they’re going slow, or maybe you just want to show off your sweet passing skills to that hot girl or guy in the car ahead of you. Whatever the reason, you need to make sure you pass that car safely.

Step 1: Make Sure Your Path is Clear

Don’t dart out into the other lane when you haven’t checked for oncoming traffic.

Step 2: Signal

You gotta let everyone else know you’re about to make some moves. Signal with your blinker that you’re about to do some passin’.

Step 3: Don’t Cut Back Over Too Quickly

I know you want to get back over to your rightful lane, but make sure not to cut back over too quickly. You may be too close to the car behind you and get rear-ended. Not good.

How to regain control while drifting

To sustain the drift you need to keep the power on to keep the rear wheels spinning – about 80% throttle is the rule of thumb (although you'll need less in slippery or low traction conditions). If the back comes round too far, gently ease off the throttle and apply additional steering lock to correct the slide.

The truth about Parking brakes

Of all the aspect of during parking you should be straight forward, basically you take out the key out of ignition and get out of the Car hopefully after putty it in parking brakes.

But here are something most people don't know.

You should properly put the parking brake regardless of you whether you stop in a taxi way delta terminal

In road vehicles, the parking brake, also known as a hand brake or emergency brake (e-brake), is a mechanism used to keep the vehicle securely motionless when parked. Historically, it was also used to help perform an emergency stop should the main hydraulic brakes fail. Parking brakes often consist of a cable connected to two wheel brakes, which is then connected to a pulling mechanism. In most vehicles, the parking brake operates only on the rear wheels, which have reduced traction while braking. The mechanism may be a hand-operated lever, a straight pull handle located near the steering column or a foot-operated pedal located with the other pedals.

Driving in fog

If you must continue your trip, keep in mind these tips for driving in fog:

Minimize distractions. Silence your cell phone and the stereo. Put distractions like your cell phone in a place where you won’t be tempted to reach for them while driving, like the glove compartment. Reduce your speed. Because you can't see the road or other vehicles, a low speed can help you react safely.

Roll down your window. This allows you to listen for cars and emergency vehicles.

Use roadside reflectors as a guide. The markings can help you navigate twists and turns.

Turn off cruise control. This will maximize your control of your vehicle.

Use windshield wipers and defrosters. Limits excess moisture on the window and reduce glare.

Drive with low beams and fog lights. High beams can worsen visibility because they reflect off the fog.

Use the right edge of the road as a guide. Helps you stay in your lane and not “drift” into the middle lane.

Abs and Non Abs

ABS is Anti-lock Braking System. It calculates your wheel rotation speed and avoids braking if your wheel comes to a sudden halt (like 60kmph to 0kmph in 1 sec). This mechanism helps you to control your vehicle and makes sure that you are not slipped away.

On the other hand Non-ABS is normal brakes. If your vehicle does not have an ABS it is entirely your talent that will help you to stop your vehicle without skidding in emergency situations(say if a dog crosses the road unexpectedly).

Getting unstuck from mud, and sand and snow

If you do find yourself in a sticky situation, don’t keep spinning your wheels. You’ll only dig yourself a deeper hole.

Before calling a tow truck, follow these steps for getting your vehicle unstuck:

Before you start spinning your wheels and digging yourself a deeper hole, get out of the car and assess the situation. Find the trouble spot and make a plan.

If you are in snow, make sure your exhaust pipe isn’t blocked. This can cause dangerous carbon monoxide to build up inside the vehicle.

Determine which wheels are spinning/stuck.

Build Up Traction

Traction is essential for getting your vehicle unstuck. Look for any obstacles that may be causing the problem and remove them. If you have sand, gravel, or kitty litter (make sure it’s not the clay-based type!), add them to the front and back of the tires to aid traction. If you don’t have these items, find some rocks, logs, and other items that may work (for instance, your carpet mats).

If you do use a floor mat, keep in mind that it will probably be destroyed by the end of it. If you ever replace your floor mats, consider saving one or two for just this kind of situation.

In a truly desperate situation, you may be able to use the removable panel that covers the spare tire (found in most trunks). It is usually a large flexible panel with carpeting on one side. Insert it in front (or behind) the worst stuck tire and drive onto a dry area. Bear in mind that the panel will probably be destroyed and need to be replaced.

You may also want to try digging a path for each tire.

Jack Up the Car (if you have planks or plenty of gravel)

You can try to jack up the car, but only if the ground is firm and you have some planks and gravel that you can use to fill the depression in. Otherwise, skip this step.

Release Air from Tires

You may get better luck freeing your vehicle if you release some air from the tires. By releasing the air (not too much!), you can increase the surface area of the tire on the ground. Try not to release more than 15 PSI. At that point, you are doing more harm than good.

Push the Car

If there is anyone around to help you, have them push the car from behind while you very gently press on the gas.

Use a Winch (if available)

If you have a winch, now is the time to use it. Find a tree or another steady object that you can attach the winch to.

Call a Tow Truck

When all else fails, you will need to be towed out.

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