• Beware Of These Obnoxious And Rude Drivers
    Automotive Technician

    Beware Of These Obnoxious And Rude Drivers

    I used to have a grueling daily commute of 20 miles on one of the busiest interstates in the U.S; the infamous 405 freeway in Southern California. It was extremely tiring, emotionally draining and, traffic was customarily moving along at five miles per hour but the worst part was dealing with rude and obnoxious drivers on the road. Top obnoxious driving behaviors include; driving like a turtle in the far left lane, cutting people off at the last minute in order to merge onto the freeway, failing to use turn signals and drivers yapping away on their cell phones.

    Mr I’m Too Cool For Turn Signals

    For some reason this person feels they are above using turn signals unlike normal people. Perhaps they are too important or above the law. For some reason the rules don’t apply to them.   However they have no problem driving like a snake in and out of traffic and expecting me to slow down while they cut me off. All cars come with turn signals for a reason. Use them. It’s really not that hard.

    Slow Fast Lane Hogger

    Slower traffic is supposed to keep to the right while the far left lane is meant for passing and it’s called the fast lane for a reason. There is nothing more aggravating than being in a hurry and getting stuck behind someone who thinks its OK to drive 40mph on the fast lane with a clear and open road ahead.  It completely defies all logic. The end result is that the entire lane gets backed up for miles with unsuspecting drivers stuck behind the lone slow driver.  I am sure that the driver is aware that I would like to pass, but for some reason he decides to just coast along while I’m stuck behind him.… READ MORE

  • Basic Parallel Parking Tips
    Auto Parts

    Basic Parallel Parking Tips

    Many new drivers have difficulty parking parallel. Some drivers make the mistake of trying to navigate into a tight spot with the front of their vehicle headfirst but this doesn’t ever work; the way to correctly parallel park is to reverse into space. It’s not just new drivers that have difficulty parallel parking; I am a very experienced driver with over 15 years of driving under my belt and I still have difficulty performing this maneuver. Parallel parking was just never covered during Drivers Classes which I took when I was a teenager. Below are some basic guidelines to help you get your car into that tight spot!

    1. Finding a place that you want to park in

    Make sure that the spot that you choose has sufficient room for you to maneuver into. If you are a novice you may want to pick a bigger space to start out with. Utilize your turn signals in order to indicate that you would like to park. Don’t panic and feel like you have to hurry if there is another car behind you. Drive your car to a parallel position next to the car right in front of you and return your car.

    2. Getting your car into the spot

    You accomplish this by turning your steering wheel all the way to the right and slowly back your car up while making sure you don’t make contact with the vehicle behind you. Once you are almost situated you will need to steer the steering wheel to the left and try to get the car into a parallel position with the curb. Center your vehicle so that it isn’t too close in proximity to the cars in front and behind you in order to make it easy for all parties to drive out … READ MORE