How to drive a car easily and safely? How to brake smoothly? Here are a few simple driving hacks and secrets you should know to drive your car like a pro.
Have you already been driving for many years or are you just starting to drive? This activity can be both exciting and exhausting. Of course, firstly it depends on road conditions. However, there is one more important thing to be considered while driving – the behavior of your car. The longer you own a car; the more driving habits you acquire. Unfortunately, not all of those habits are good ones. Moreover, the more experienced you become, the harder it is to break them. And very often those habits can affect the condition of your car. We decided to compile examples of unwise driving behavior.

Resting your hand on the gear stick 1:09
Refueling only when the tank is almost empty 2:13
Frequent braking 3:04
Ignoring suspicious sounds 4:26
Neglecting to use the hand brake 5:50
Running a cold engine at high revs 6:34
Keeping your foot on the brake while driving downhill 7:17

- Whether you own an automatic or a manual car, a transmission that is not working correctly can cause serious problems both under the hood and out on the road. Moreover, transmissions are very complex, they have many moving parts, ignoring this bad habit can easily bring you to huge expenses for a transmission repair.
- The dirt gets into the filters and the pump causing damage. The purpose of the latter is to get fuel from the fuel tank and deliver it according to the demand of the engine. During winter months, be sure to always leave the tank at least half-filled with fuel to avoid the formation of large amounts of condensate.
- To avoid unpleasant accidents, remember to promptly change the brake hoses and keep your eye on the brake fluid level. Keep in mind that braking is another skill to be mastered; it takes a certain skill level to do it correctly.
- Please use the following steps to safely move your vehicle away from the highway and to avoid the possible danger.
Firstly, pull over to a safe spot. Don’t hesitate to ask for any possible assistance because the process might not be that easy as it seems. And remember to switch on the hazard lights. If the car has completely broken down and you cannot start it, just push it to a safe place After, try to diagnose the issue.
- To successfully park on an incline, hold the foot brake and shift into "park." Then pull the hand brake, and only then slowly release the brake. It doesn’t really matter if your car has a manual or an automatic transmission, car manufacturers recommend the use of the parking brake to immobilize any parked vehicle.
- Most modern engines don’t need warming up. However, it is worth remembering that until the gauge indicates operating temperature one shouldn’t run the engine at more than 2,000 revs. In freezing conditions, it is advisable to keep the engine running for 1-2 minutes before pulling away.
- The proper thing to do is to shift to a lower gear and initiate engine braking, which helps to reduce the use of normal brakes. It works by reducing the speed of the engine, which means that the speed of the vehicle reduces too. The aim is to prevent the vehicle get a too fast speed, especially while going downhill.

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      Hi there! What's your driving style? 🚖

      Useful hacks from experienced drivers 👉

      about 9 months ago
    • cyril yorke
      cyril yorke In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      do not drive in your bare feet

      about 2 days ago
    • Withered Nightmare Funtime Foxy.
      Withered Nightmare Funtime Foxy. In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      We have a mini van.

      about 2 months ago
    • blackattack1517
      blackattack1517 In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      @Withered Nightmare Funtime Foxy. then fix ya handbrake

      about 2 months ago
    • Withered Nightmare Funtime Foxy.
      Withered Nightmare Funtime Foxy. In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      What if your car doesn't have a handbrake?

      about 4 months ago
    • roomina berenji
      roomina berenji In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      BRIGHT SIDE in low freezing weather a engine must be warmed up no matter wat..all engine lifters oil pumps and piston rings need to expand before pulling away..

      about 7 months ago
    • zachary oneil98
      zachary oneil98

      one more important things.. when your tyres running out of flower , you should change immediately

      about 1 day ago
    • rajesh kumar
      rajesh kumar

      Last point will reduce the milage of the car right?
      Is it advisable to run the car in neutral on slight slopes?

      about 1 day ago
    • Dragonstrike 3579
      Dragonstrike 3579

      Idk what i was expecting from bright side.

      If you have a license you should know all these things and if you dont you should suffer the consequences

      about 2 days ago
    • punit gupta
      punit gupta

      Whether engine breaking is right method to reduce speed or to use breaks for the same ?

      about 3 days ago
    • Kweku Mensah
      Kweku Mensah

      Hmm yes the floor is made out of floor

      about 4 days ago
    • DaundeePlays

      2:19 what if the Petrol station is far away? Logic man.

      about 5 days ago
    • Jack Bird
      Jack Bird

      Cars nower days have 2 filters one in the tank so filter out big particular and a second one along the fuel line

      about 7 days ago
    • Daniel

      Alright thank you it means a lot man ;)

      about 9 days ago
    • abdul zubair
      abdul zubair

      thank you for all the information that you have given me

      about 12 days ago
    • rustic berzerker
      rustic berzerker

      The music you use is familiar to me and I thought it was from the driving simulator game Dr. Drive. what y'all think?

      about 13 days ago
    • Arlsz

      You forgot this one...
      Don't Set Your Hair on Fire in the Mornings,
      Evenings are much better !!

      about 13 days ago
    • Georgios Papadopoulos
      Georgios Papadopoulos

      6:55 modern cars don't work this way and waiting for the temperature to rise is a waste of fuel, although in very cold temperatures below 0 C you are right!

      about 14 days ago
    • Royall Rainn
      Royall Rainn

      Changing lanes in a two lane turn intersection

      about 17 days ago
    • B. Totty
      B. Totty

      I’f rather replace my brake pads than my engine due to excessive downhills. Sure you may want to stay in a logical gear, especially if your vehicle is getting runaway speed. But I doubt that heavy engine rpms downhill for extended periods of time is good for the engine.. Once again, I’d rather be more aggressive with my break pads and rosters than my engine.

      about 19 days ago
    • Mike Lutta
      Mike Lutta In reply to B. Totty

      talking on the mobile phn that is not hands free while driving

      about 17 days ago
    • Brian Ellis
      Brian Ellis

      Use indicators on roundabouts, going in and change to out direction. This helps other direction drivers make good decisions.

      about 21 day ago
    • Jack Poage
      Jack Poage

      @ 1:45 REDUCING the speed of the engine!!!!! At least he didn't call it a motor.

      about 22 days ago
    • Raven Bishop
      Raven Bishop

      Why the MUSIC? Why?

      about 26 days ago
    • Ali Dalije
      Ali Dalije

      Mad but true still

      about 27 days ago
    • Metatron Men
      Metatron Men

      6:35 Modern engines dont need to warm up, LIE! engines need to warm and oil the internal oil as well, you have to give to the engine a moment for the oil pump pickup pressure in order to lubricate all the internal mobile parts, metals expand with heat, all the internal parts are adjusted for run in optimal performance with the engine warm.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jesper Jensen
      Jesper Jensen


      about 1 month ago
    • martin welsh
      martin welsh

      Didn't even mention riding the clutch.

      about 1 month ago
    • Clinton Township Lifts by MagicalLift256
      Clinton Township Lifts by MagicalLift256

      sometimes I go 90+ in 65s

      about 1 month ago
    • Matthew Parker
      Matthew Parker

      This was video was funny the biggest myth of running your car low on fuel will damage your fuel pump? your fuel pump sucks fuel from the bottom of the tank my Holden vy Commodore has 1/2 million km on it I always run it low on fuel I haven't replaced my fuel pump yet

      about 1 month ago
    • MrKillachristopher2

      You only mention about manual going down a hill, what about Automatic ?

      or You'll just have to wear out the brakes pad and plate, no matter what in an auto...

      about 1 month ago
    • Arslan Sheen
      Arslan Sheen In reply to MrKillachristopher2

      you can turn overdrive off or use L/ 2 gears depends on the slop

      about 25 days ago
    • Matteo Conte
      Matteo Conte

      who ever made this video is very very uneducated and not a mechanic

      about 1 month ago
    • Rita Yang
      Rita Yang

      Mainly for a safety reason is that you don’t put on your seatbelt before driving.

      about 1 month ago
    • Ramen551

      Nowadays people driving don’t care about pedestrians

      about 1 month ago
    • retroDogz321

      Video starts at 1:06

      about 1 month ago
    • Cubic Infinity
      Cubic Infinity

      Not true about leaving the car idling just because you are in freezing temps. With newer cars you should drive gently to warm it up.

      about 1 month ago