Driving doesn’t have to be tedious or monotonous. It can be comfortable, easy, and even exciting! Whether you’re commuting to work, visiting friends and family, running errands, or going to school, a car is one of the most convenient and cost-effective ways to get from A to B.
But how can you do better? How can you improve your overall driving experience so that driving is no longer just a chore, but a pleasure? Read on to find out how to improve your driving experience with these five simple tips.
1. Try before you buy
If your budget allows it and you would like to enhance your driving experience by getting a new car, why not ‘try before you buy’? Recent surveys have shown that renting (of houses, cars, furniture and more) is more popular than ever.
When it comes to a car, this can be a great way to test whether a car is really right for you. The car should be appropriate for your lifestyle and budget, as well as suit your style, driving practices, family needs and more.
A new car can be a significant financial investment, and renting is a great way to test the water before you take the plunge! Renting is particularly suitable for clients who may need a car only sporadically and therefore do not want to invest full-time in one.
2. Improve your driving skills
Many drivers are not aware that their level of driving skill is one of the most important factors in several areas. Not only does it affect how enjoyable it is to drive, it can also affect how much you spend on travel and fuel, how well maintained your car is, its safety, the level of carbon emissions, and more.
Simply driving more efficiently—like selecting the right gear, reducing wind resistance, and driving at the right speed, for example—can transform your driving experience.
In the long run, it can save you thousands of dollars, as your driving style will no longer use unnecessary fuel. Efficient driving is also safer and less likely to cause unnecessary wear and tear on your car, which means fewer costly trips to the garage.
Driving more efficiently, or more skillfully, also gives you more confidence and helps make your journeys feel smoother and more enjoyable.
3. Go electric
Studies show that more drivers than ever before are willing to go green and switch to a hybrid or electric vehicle. Not only is this better for the environment, it can also be more cost effective.
You may even be eligible for particular discounts, incentives or tax breaks when driving a greener car.
One of the most common concerns about electric cars is whether their range on a single charge will be enough for most trips. But the range and mileage possible for electric cars is growing all the time. Research some of the electric cars with the longest range and you can proceed with the confidence of knowing which one is right for you!
Not only will you improve your driving experience by selecting a new car, you’ll also be doing more to help the planet!
4. Claim a company car
If you’re employed, why not discuss with your employer whether you can claim a company car? Although you are still responsible for some charges associated with the car (such as in-kind benefits tax), maintenance, and fuel, getting the car itself may be your employer’s responsibility.
Many employers want their employees to make the best, most professional impression on clients and other businesses, and arriving at meetings in a new, clean, well-maintained business can be a great way to achieve this.
As a result, company cars can be a great way to experience a luxury vehicle for a fraction of the usual cost.
5. Keep your current car
Improving your driving experience doesn’t have to be expensive or time consuming. It can be as simple as making the most of what you already have. For example, keeping your car clean, tidy, and in good repair.
A well-maintained car feels much smoother and more comfortable to drive, while also being safer and more profitable overall.
You can also choose to add some accessories or fragrances, or invest in new parts that will make the car drive like new, even if it has had many years of service!
Whatever your budget and time constraints, with a few subtle changes you can make your driving experience smoother, safer and more enjoyable.