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 1 month ago
    • J D
      J D

      Keep your gas tank half fuel in winter Incase your stuck and stranded you can stay warm by starting it every hour to stay warm keep your exhaust clear though

      about 15 hours ago
    • Neil is the deal
      Neil is the deal

      thumbnail: do not let your gas go low always fill it up when it is at 3/4th so your money will be waste

      about 3 days ago
    • Carson W
      Carson W

      Heres the problem if you down shift it has a chance to ruin your clutch. I mean if you wanna risk replacing your clut instead of breaks you do you.

      about 5 days ago
    • Mark Beshay
      Mark Beshay

      do you want me to call the police just to tell them that my car is broken down the road?

      about 5 days ago
    • Sony Kuriakose
      Sony Kuriakose

      Another important one is washing the engine bay with water or detergent and it can cause electric shock and may damage the sensitive parts

      about 6 days ago
    • khalel khaled
      khalel khaled

      in addition to the #1, it's not just the early wear & tear of the brake pads and rotor disc, but since due to overheating due to friction, it might cause a temporary loss of brake due to air bubble lock in the brake fluid line near the brake caliper.

      about 6 days ago
    • Paul Bragg
      Paul Bragg

      Brakes cost 20 bucks and they are easy to replace. And you dont have to change your rotors every time you change your brakes

      about 7 days ago
    • blackvulcan100

      Keeping your foot on the clutch pedal when stopped ie waiting for the traffic lights to change etc.Here in the UK we have mostly gear sticks to change gear,yes strange that !!

      about 11 days ago

      This is my favorite one how about when drivers don't signal while they're changing lanes

      about 12 days ago
    • Kamal AL-Hinai
      Kamal AL-Hinai

      I told myself not to come to this dunce channel again

      about 14 days ago
    • Jijo Jose
      Jijo Jose

      0:17 KL-01 കയ്യടിക്കടാ

      about 15 days ago
    • f1since08

      There's a difference between not running a cold engine at high revs and upchanging ridiculously early. Changing at 2k RPM you're going to come close to stalling the engine depending on the car's gearing. 3k won't do any harm.

      about 18 days ago
    • Asfaw Asgedom
      Asfaw Asgedom

      Skidding happens when I apply a break, so what’s the cause ? For skidding

      about 19 days ago
    • Tatsujiro Kurogane
      Tatsujiro Kurogane In reply to Asfaw Asgedom

      Try the brakes

      about 4 days ago
    • Jimmy Draco
      Jimmy Draco

      I've heard other times about not resting your hand on the gear stick and its supposed negative affect on the transmission. I've had several manual transmission cars over 35 years and this has never been a problem or expense. Had one vehicle for 12 years even. Its wise to leave your hand on the gear shift so you can gear down quickly while braking. Especially to try to avoid a potential accident. I think this whole don't rest your hand on the gear shift is a ploy to just get into an accident easier. Because it takes time to get your hand on the gearshift and then gear down. And we all know that every second counts when trying to avoid getting in an accident. Same can be said about the whole "its better to drive with 2 hands on the wheel nonsense....

      I remember when I was a 17 year old kid learning how to drive. It immediately felt unnatural to drive with 2 hands on the wheel. One arm always seemed to be in the way of the other. I still feel the same about it 35 years later. Your movement and response time are also affected. Its slower. You also have less of a turning radius while turning because one arm is in the way of the other. Not too long ago I tested something else out. With 2 hands on the wheel steering was loose and oversteery. With one hand on the wheel I had much more precise smaller movement inputs. I could control the car much better and more smoothly...

      Some years ago I got into an accident. I was arguing with a dealership technician who was sitting passenger in my car. I got distracted by the argument. I ended up side swiping a car to the left of me. *However,* because I was driving with one hand on the wheel, I was able to react more quickly and pull away with greater precision without oversteering and hitting another car in the right lane. Only the left front side ended up with a small dent instead of the entire left side of the car being scraped and dented. The moral of the story is: You have way more control with one hand on the wheel. You also have a better turning radius because your other arm isn't in the way. Sometimes my hand is slightly lower left on the wheel. Or slightly higher left. But never on the direct top or bottom on the wheel. Too much play in the wheel with those hand positions. Sometimes I'll rest my right hand on the wheel in different positions. But its never in a fixed rigid position.

      about 20 days ago
    • mat conley
      mat conley

      Uh yeah your wrong about braking. Any automatic car with abs, you're to slowly ride the brake going down hill as to not over ride the system and lock up. Feathering a car with abs will burn up the brakes quicker. Remember when you make a blanket statement like that, more people have auto not manual trans. Other than that good tips

      about 21 day ago
    • X-Man

      Keeping your heel on floorboard is not possible on many vehicles nor is it necessary. I don't know anyone who brakes that way. It would likely lead to minute pressure on pedal and turn on brakes lights and cause brake heat and wear. Keep foot off the brake until you need to brake and when you do, keep foot off of floorboard.

      about 25 days ago
    • Ben Kelly
      Ben Kelly

      I had to watch this video at 1.5x speed.

      about 28 days ago
    • cvcoco

      Mechanics say to use brakes to slow and not the engine because it stresses the engine too much. You are basically asking the revolutions of the crankshaft to reverse. In my experience, if you are going down an extended steep incline, use first gear and brakes and only crawl down the hill. If not so steep, then use the brakes but let off every 5-10 seconds to let them cool.

      about 29 days ago
    • Alygator

      also equally unwise to run your tank to empty in the summer as well becuase many fuel pumps rely on being submerged in fuel to keep them cool. driving with under half a tank can cause the pumps to over heat and stop working prematurely.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jill Dench
      Jill Dench

      Wow in this video it shows a female driver with both feet on the brake and another female with a bare foot on the brake #bad driving

      about 1 month ago
    • Ashrune

      Why he talking like that

      about 1 month ago
    • kvernesdotten

      Was this very hastily researched? Every single one of these are either wrong or partially wrong...

      about 1 month ago
    • Tessy Akede
      Tessy Akede

      I have a question. The last advice said to shift gears when going downhill instead of using the breaks. How do you do that in a car that uses automatic transmission?

      about 1 month ago
    • Idham Fandhy
      Idham Fandhy

      very nice 👍

      about 1 month ago
    • lino klein meuleman
      lino klein meuleman

      Driving to short on another car !

      about 1 month ago
    • Jose Dorantes
      Jose Dorantes

      5:42 how to pour incorrectly the engine oil XD XD

      about 1 month ago
    • Shrek Hely
      Shrek Hely

      Watch in 1.25 speed

      about 1 month ago

      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

      about 1 month ago
    • Dreky B
      Dreky B

      I need both hands to steer? Don’t tell me how to drift

      about 1 month ago