3 Things Every Driver Should Know How To Do
Get your hands dirty, watch out for the cops and know how to deal with car trouble!
WARNING: If you don’t like to laugh, do not read this!
When it comes to the road, your surrounded by hundreds of people who you have to assume are not paying attention and are out to hurt you.
Yea, I know that’s not something that came in the owner’s manual of your car when you bought it, but it’s the truth.
This is the real, raw truth. Not the simple step by step instructions found in your owner’s manual that was obviously written for complete morons.
1. How to Spot Police
Yep, that’s right.
Everyone breaks the rules when it comes to driving either on purpose or accidentally, but either way, you do it.
Know what the cops drive. They’re usually rolling in a Ford Crown Victoria, however the Dodge Charger is starting to replace them. Learn how to identify those cars and you should be fine.
Some may or may not have police lights, no matter what they will have a police license plate of some sort. The best way to avoid getting a ticket is to keep note of all the cars around you, which is something you should be doing anyway.
For a full proof method, buy a radar detector. Seriously, there are plenty of people who use them. If all this seems too challenging for you, try obeying the rules of the road.(Just kidding!)
2. How to Change a Tire
You definitely need to know how to change a tire. If you don’t you’ll be stuck depending on others the rest of your life for a relatively easy task. At any rate, it will at least save you money if you do it yourself.
All you need are the proper tools, a spare tire and the willingness to get your hands dirty, because rest assured, they will get dirty! (Unless you have gloves)
I personally keep an adjustable wrench, tire jack and spare tire in my trunk at all times. If this seems too challenging for you, consider getting a husband (ladies) or a masculine wife (Fellas?)
3. How to Check Your Oil
Knowing how to do this is generally considered a rite of passage for males, but it’s good for women to know also. Doing this regularly will extend the life of your car for years.
All you need to do is look in your owner’s manual for all the details you need to do this. Be warned, this tends to get messy for beginners, and you will need to buy a couple gallons of oil. Depending on what kind of car you drive this may cost you between $10 and $30.
Once you know how to do this right, it won’t take you more than 30 minutes and you won’t make a mess at all! If this is too challenging for you, someone out there, almost anybody really, will do it for a few extra bucks. Ask your neighbor. Brought to you by the Apple Collision Center, although not necessarily condoned.