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 year ago
    • cyril yorke
      cyril yorke In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      do not drive in your bare feet

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

      We have a mini van.

      about 5 months ago
    • blackattack1517
      blackattack1517 In reply to BRIGHT SIDE

      @Withered Nightmare Funtime Foxy. then fix ya handbrake

      about 5 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 7 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 10 months ago
    • Mico Boo77
      Mico Boo77

      #1 it seems that the tip no.1 is only applicable for manual transmission. How about for those cars with automatic transmission driving your car downhill situation?

      about 1 hour ago
    • Chuckme888

      doesn't shifting to a lower gear to assist in slowing the car down increase wear on the gears?

      about 17 hours ago
    • David Warlick
      David Warlick

      How can someone who does not know how to pour oil safely from a bottle have the chutzpah to tell me how to drive safely? Flip the bottle 180 degrees, buddy.

      about 18 hours ago
    • Anne Smith
      Anne Smith

      2:03 - this hands position is dangerous for your bones.

      about 21 hour ago
    • Vipul choudhary
      Vipul choudhary

      Another bad habit - People press clutch half while bumping through speed breaker or bad roads, Pressing half clutch will result in burning of clutch and huge expenses to get them replaced

      about 1 day ago
    • Branden Anderson
      Branden Anderson

      Fuel pick up lines are at the bottom so doesn't matter if it's fuel half tank or low still sucks from the bottom no matter what

      about 3 days ago
    • David Warlick
      David Warlick In reply to Branden Anderson

      The point was that there will be more water on the bottom if there is more air on top. Airplane pilots know this.

      about 18 hours ago

      Just get to the point your dragging it out if u keep doing this you will koose viewers. Good bye

      about 3 days ago
    • Jay Verma
      Jay Verma

      Pressing the Clutch lever frequently ,like while braking. Affects any engine power or anything else.?

      about 8 days ago
    • Paul Rice
      Paul Rice

      Buy an electric ⚡️ car 🚗 and never rest you hand again

      about 9 days ago
    • Paul Rice
      Paul Rice

      Leaving your keys 🔑 in the ignition with a not to fill it up when you bring it back

      about 9 days ago
    • Samerr Abbas
      Samerr Abbas

      texting and driving gets a pass

      about 12 days ago
    • Dziri

      Bad driving habit #8: driving a car that only has 2 pedals.

      about 13 days ago
    • samer sijbesma
      samer sijbesma

      Make sure to check your coolant and oil levels so that your engine can have the ability to always stay cool and lubricated.

      about 16 days ago
    • VONCEIL1

      I like sponge...

      about 17 days ago
    • Lolita De Guzman
      Lolita De Guzman

      I went to driving school and they forget probably to mentioning to me about having the habit of changing to lower gear when driving down hill... i usually try not to use gas when i know I'm approching down hill ....

      about 17 days ago
    • Ugly Stik
      Ugly Stik


      Riding the clutch is ok?

      I see a lot of manual transmissions in this video, but nothing mentioned about that.

      I'd be more worried about that than "resting my hand on the gear shifter".

      about 21 day ago
    • DragonsREpic

      LOL electric cars make this list irrelevant
      7) EV's dont HAVE to have trannies (not thoese kinds of trannies)
      6) No gas even though theres a FUEL FILTERS
      5) Regen braking, braking is wastful
      4) litterly just a motor and bearings
      3) EV don't need it, also can just turn the wheel so it will hit the curb
      2) no pistons
      1) if its gas just downshift. EV no braking needed. kinda like 5

      about 24 days ago
    • John Burket
      John Burket

      Braking on hills is better than using the transmission as replacing brakes is much cheaper than replacing a transmission. Use both only if brakes get too hot.

      about 24 days ago
    • pepersorte

      As a driver of Fifty five years and only about ten cars in all that time, all second hand,,, I have never had any break down other than ran out of fuel, broken fan belt, I Had to laugh at most of this video,, Lol

      about 26 days ago
    • R S JR
      R S JR

      Great Advice, also, don't text while driving or talk on the phone. Don't tailgate or cut a person off over the double yellow.

      about 26 days ago
    • Scutu

      1:06 if it's an electric shifter as well ?
      I mean look at the new 2017 and up Audi where they use all electric shifters made in a way that you can really rest your had there ...

      about 1 month ago
    • Erica Camilleri
      Erica Camilleri


      about 1 month ago
    • Joezoe

      Why the duck does it take a minute and 8 seconds before you even get to the first one?????

      about 1 month ago
    • Shaun W
      Shaun W

      I'm still not sure about keeping your hand resting on the gear shift but something that was missed is , never rest your foot on the clutch pedal. That will definitely cause premature wear.

      about 1 month ago
    • Cameron Rich
      Cameron Rich

      Yeah but also in inter if it's snowing you want your fuel tank full for extra wight on the driving wheels (if it's rear wheel drive) also I have a vauxhall velox pa and braking takes the wight of your whole leg not just the ball of your foot, oh aye and I'll just push that 2 ton vauxhall to a safe place, sod off

      about 1 month ago
    • Mohammad Ibrahim
      Mohammad Ibrahim

      Resting your foot on the clutch pedal when driving.

      about 1 month ago
    • John Wahan
      John Wahan

      Basically. .USE COMMON SENSE! !! Can you tell me I need a key to start my truck? ? LOL. 😄

      about 1 month ago
    • Rev. David
      Rev. David

      Who has thought about the cost of "gearing down" compared to braking (or as so many call it, "breaking", like glass? LOL)? Brakes are much cheaper to repair/replace than engine/clutch/etc. ? Asked with knowledge that BOTH may be appro.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mary Patton
      Mary Patton

      Accelerating hard.

      about 1 month ago