We know that we shouldn't stay too close to the vehicle in front of us - that's pretty much common sense. The thing is, most of us can't tell how close "too close" is. That's why we have the two second rule. As the name implies, we should stay two seconds behind the vehicle in front. How does it work? Watch as the vehicle ahead passes some objectâ€”I often use shadows … [Read more...]
Engines are for moving. Brakes are for stopping.
We use the engine to keep the car moving, and the brakes to slow down and stop the car. That's the way it works, right? Yes... but it isn't quite that simple. You see, the key word here is "stopping." Brakes are for stopping the car. Yes, they help slow the car down too, but your engine has more to do with that than you might think. A couple of days ago, Angelo has … [Read more...]
Check Your Tire Pressure
When your tires are not properly inflated, only certain parts of the tires' treads make contact with the road. The obvious effect of this is that your vehicle gets less traction. Another is that your tires get uneven wear. However, the inflation of your tires affects more than just your tires. Your brakes, suspension, and even your engine could benefit from a good tire … [Read more...]
Nope, this isn't a post about always wearing your seat belt, but an introduction. I'm Luis, another student of the road, and I'll be joining Sonnie and Angelo here at Study Driving. This is the first time I'll be writing about driving per se, so I'm buckling up and getting ready to go. Of course, since we've already brought it up - always wear a seat belt. Why? We'll … [Read more...]