School is back in session, here are some tips for new drivers

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 at 7:50 pm
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Teenage driving tips 

During the summer, traffic may have been lighter but now that school is back in session, your teen will start to drive in more crowded areas. We have created a list of tips for new drivers to keep in mind. Keep reading to learn more. 

young woman taking driving lessons

Avoid distractions 

If you are not too comfortable with the road yet, cut out as many distractions as possible, which means turn down the music, don’t look at your phone or eat. Many cars now have the option to control your phone so you can adjust settings with your voice.  

Don’t follow too closely 

Always think of the 3-second rule. If there are at least three seconds of reaction time between you and the vehicle in front of you, you should be at a safe distance. 

Take care of your vehicle 

The biggest regret most new drivers have is not taking care of their vehicles. They often don’t change their oil on time or rotate their tires. These small things can make the biggest difference when it comes to the longevity of your vehicle. 

Take the conditions into consideration 

When the seasons change, so should your driving style. If the roads are snowy, icy or if it has been raining, drivers should slow down. These conditions will be more difficult to break in or control your vehicle. If the conditions are terrible, consider not driving in them at all. 

Read more tips and tricks: What is a good sedan for teen drivers?

Get your vehicle serviced at Ventura Volkswagen 

Whether you need regular maintenance done or something else, we can help you out. Schedule your next vehicle service from our website or by giving us a call at 833-215-0722. 

Read more tips: How do I wash my car if I don’t have a hose?

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