Monday, December 8, 2014

Tips For Driving In A Rental Car


If you are using a rental car, one of the last things you will want to do is end up getting into a bad wreck with the car! After all, this can cost you a good bit of money, and what's more, this can ruin your vacation or business trip! If you go on a trip in which you rent a car, you can keep both yourself and the car safe by making sure you follow these simple tips.

In order to protect both yourself and the rental car, most of the things you will need to do must be done before you ever leave the parking lot. When you drive a rental car, it will likely be an unfamiliar car; because of this, most of the knobs and buttons will not be in the places where you are used to them being. In order to not be searching for things while you are driving down the highway, you should take the time to locate all the necessities before you ever leave the parking lot. Figure out how to turn on the cruise control and the lights, test the windshield wipers, and find the radio dials and the heat and air conditioning controls. Once you have found all of these, you will nearly be ready to start driving - but first, you need to adjust the mirrors and the seat. The mirrors should all be positioned in such a way that you feel the same way you feel when driving your own car at home. And as for your seat, it should of course feel comfortable to sit in, but it should also be arranged so that you can comfortably reach the pedals and the wheel.

You will be ready to leave the parking lot after you have checked and adjusted all these things, but before you actually make your way onto the highway, you need to test one more element: get familiar with the gas pedal and the brake pedal, and understand the way in which each of them work! Once you have done this, you will be ready to hit the road - knowing that you are nearly as familiar with this new car as you are with your own!

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