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 6 months ago
    • Nightmare Funtime Foxy.
      Nightmare Funtime Foxy. In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      We have a mini van.

      about 14 hours ago
    • blackattack1517
      blackattack1517 In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      @Nightmare Funtime Foxy. then fix ya handbrake

      about 21 hour ago
    • Nightmare Funtime Foxy.
      Nightmare Funtime Foxy. In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      What if your car doesn't have a handbrake?

      about 1 month 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 4 months ago
      KROS BONE In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      Number#1.........braking while going down hill, isn't that tip regards to manual stick shifts only (engine braking) about automatics???

      about 4 months ago
    • solebrth

      Forgetting to turn off your headlight high beams when approaching other cars !

      about 1 day ago
    • initialB 240
      initialB 240

      i drive a merc s500. this stuff dont matter

      about 2 days ago
    • Jerry Dwaileebe
      Jerry Dwaileebe

      #1: change your oil and transmission fluids regularly, and you coolant, and your car will last a long long time. you can easily get 300k on most newer cars with regular fluid change.

      about 2 days ago
    • Pepe

      8. Trying to put the gear stick on Reverse while the car is rolling forwards.

      about 2 days ago
    • Moni Zahariev
      Moni Zahariev

      Man definitely this is not your best part

      about 6 days ago
    • Ryan Smith
      Ryan Smith

      I know that this video is intended to help, but it neglected some information: (1) If you have a mobile phone, try not to use it while driving. (2) If you do not have a mobile phone, seek alternative help. Of course, always be as prepared as possible.

      about 9 days ago
    • Harley Me
      Harley Me

      the ammount of fuel in your take has no affect on the sediment that settles to the BOTTOM of the tank anyway,, and this is exactly why all vehicles have a FUEL FILTER..

      ps.. less gasoline into the engine doesnt hurt it either,,, simply because it stops running. :-\

      about 10 days ago
    • Miria Jiyuu
      Miria Jiyuu In reply to Harley Me

      Starving the engine of gasoline is bad for the pump

      about 5 days ago
    • Jack Smithers
      Jack Smithers

      Meanwhile water is wet.

      about 13 days ago
    • JULIA BARBIE Colis
      JULIA BARBIE Colis

      julia barbie colis

      about 14 days ago
    • Eagleoneradiogod

      I just buy rear weel drive cars with 200,000 plus miles on them so by the time I get them all the main parts have all ready been replaced . So I have to do is just change all the fluid and filters put new cats on and keep trucking. And I stay away from all used car lots I only buy from private sellers. And I only buy common cars like crownvics so I can easily replace the parts at a low cost for example like changing out the front seats cause there worn or being able to go to any shop and have them replace all worn bushings and shocks and I usealley get the car back in 1-2 days cause I know to buy common rear weel drive cars. I know to stay away from anything exotic. And if I feel like working on my own clunker I can and do. Cause I do not always feel like rebuilding my own suspension.

      about 16 days ago
    • Lance Wichern
      Lance Wichern

      #1 Lowering it. Lol fml

      about 16 days ago
    • kasisingh lanke
      kasisingh lanke

      Thank you sir

      about 17 days ago
    • Michael Loach
      Michael Loach

      Like what you are saying. Parking on a hill? Turn the wheels towards the kerb if facing downwards, opposite if facing upwards. Put the car in second gear & remember to put it into neutral when starting the car. Like you advised about going downhill, it also works if you watch 3 or 4 cars ahead to predict when you have to brake. If you are travelling at a safe distance from the car in front then braking is minimalised. Ive been driving for 30 years & only had 1 accident & that was because the driver behind me was travelling too close & i had to brake abruptly for a child..........................All the best & stay safe.

      about 18 days ago
    • Lars Dcase
      Lars Dcase

      Good video, but next time lose that annoying background music so that we can listen to the audio.

      about 18 days ago
    • emily

      Yes use the emergency brake for parking when needed, but put the car in neutral first, THEN pull the E-brake, let off the actual brake, and then when the car goes back and forth then you know the car is safely parked, then put it on park and turn off your car. When leaving the spot, hold foot on brake, take off e-brake, then put car in drive or reverse depending on which direction you parked.

      about 19 days ago
    • First Last
      First Last

      Resting ur hand on the shift stick wont strain da transmission, unless u applied too much force to it (then it'll no longer resting ur hand)😂😂😂

      about 20 days ago
    • Midnight Mustang
      Midnight Mustang In reply to First Last

      If it's a manual, it can do a surprising amount of damage over time. Didn't believe it myself

      about 19 days ago
    • Pie Bag
      Pie Bag

      This is a great video for inexperienced or young drivers and I believe it wouldn’t hurt for everyone to watch it thanks buddy

      about 20 days ago
    • Midhun Satheesh
      Midhun Satheesh

      0:17 INNOVA car KL- 01 Any Mallus noticed ? 😛😛

      about 21 day ago
    • Brianna B
      Brianna B In reply to Midhun Satheesh

      @Midhun Satheesh ... ok, thanks

      about 5 days ago
    • Midhun Satheesh
      Midhun Satheesh In reply to Midhun Satheesh

      @Brianna B nah its a regional thing. If you're are not from that region you could hardly understand. What i said was about the licence plate .

      about 5 days ago
    • Brianna B
      Brianna B In reply to Midhun Satheesh

      You mean the long hair on the wheel, moving with the wind?

      about 17 days ago
    • Buddy Buddy
      Buddy Buddy

      hmm... what happens when your car doesn't have a hand brake?

      about 21 day ago
    • shair shah
      shair shah

      The #1 tip is wrong, driving while on downhill in the lower gear instead of break, will make so much pressure on engine and gear box. And changing brake is so cheaper to engine repair. And as common sense this tip is useless

      about 21 day ago
    • MariaSilvera GT
      MariaSilvera GT

      3:20 bruh two feet on the break pedal? pfft.

      about 21 day ago
    • Dan Stafford
      Dan Stafford

      People with small cars have a tendency to squirrel.... they Drive erratically changing lanes, like they just got their driver's license or something!

      about 22 days ago
    • Dan Stafford
      Dan Stafford

      Tailgating has a bad habit which is common... also driving in somebody's blind spot as another bad habit!!

      about 22 days ago
    • Dan Stafford
      Dan Stafford

      Not sharing the road is another bad habit... some people block the lane to keep another person from changing lanes!!

      about 22 days ago
    • Dan Stafford
      Dan Stafford

      Lane changing is a bad habit.... changing lanes people think they're going to make it down the road faster!!

      about 22 days ago
    • Ratul Baruah
      Ratul Baruah

      My friend was advised by his driving instructor to apply clutch and brake together, every time...I got shocked...can Bright Side enlighten on it

      about 22 days ago
    • Paul Aitkenhead
      Paul Aitkenhead In reply to Ratul Baruah

      If you do that, you are throwing away the very desirable engine braking effect. Going for the clutch and brake at the same time is definitely bad technique.

      about 5 days ago
    • Jawadh Khan
      Jawadh Khan

      Adjust the play-speed to 1.75x n thnk me later

      about 24 days ago
    • Jawadh Khan
      Jawadh Khan In reply to Jawadh Khan

      MariaSilvera GT yeah Playback-speed shorthand 😂

      about 21 day ago
    • MariaSilvera GT
      MariaSilvera GT In reply to Jawadh Khan

      Jawadh Khan it’s playback*

      about 21 day ago
    • P Narenpithak
      P Narenpithak

      What I really learned from this is how many people don’t know the difference between the word ‘brake’ and ‘break.’

      about 26 days ago
    • Wai Yan Minn Aung
      Wai Yan Minn Aung

      Driving on barefoot

      about 27 days ago