May is here and soon students will be hitting the roads of Brevard County for the first time. It can be a fun, scary, exhilarating and a nerve-racking time for both new drivers and their parents. Here are some tips to help new Brevard County drivers feel confident behind the wheel and hopefully something to give some nervous parents peace of mind.
This first helpful tip would be to enroll in a driver’s education course. It is important for new drivers to feel confident behind the wheel. These courses teach drivers the rules of the road and also give them some driving experience before they go out to learn on their own.
A second and probably one of the most important tips for any new driver is to put your phone away. There is no text or phone call important enough to risk your life and the lives around you. One of the leading causes of death in teenagers is motor vehicle accidents, but they should never be caused by a text message that says, “sup bro.” It is just not worth it, and neither is any text message for that matter. And in the case of any accident, come on over to Cassels Garage in Melbourne, FL and we can help you with any auto repairs you may need.
If you feel the need to have your phone for a GPS, consider buying a car mount. It keeps your phone out of your hands and it allows the GPS to be right in front of you without obstructing your view. Reasonably priced mounts can be found in multiple places, so maybe pick one up.
Another important thing to know is how to check if your oil needs to be changed. Now, they may show you this in a driver’s education course but it is important to know when to bring your car in to Cassels Garage to get that oil changed.
A final tip for new drivers is to just stay alert. You may be driving responsible, but you can’t always trust that those around you will be following the rules of the road. Make sure you aren’t letting yourself get distracted by the radio or other dials in the car. Keep your eye on the road at all times. Enjoy your new freedom, just too much. And if you ever get into any sort of car trouble, come on over to Cassels Garage. Our family owned company has been helping the people of Brevard County since 1966 and we would love to help you out with any of your car service needs.