We all want to make our lives easier. But in a society where time is at a premium, we often don’t know how to find the extra minutes to do the little things that will make life simple and enjoyable. The secret lies in finding small changes you can make today that will yield big results tomorrow.
For instance, if your car is not set up properly for driving comfort, you’re going to feel tense from head to toe while on the road–and end up feeling exhausted when you arrive at your destination. In this article, I’m going to show you some easy ways to improve your drive by making adjustments to your vehicle’s interior and exterior features. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference these small changes can have on your overall comfort on the road.
Adjust your seat and steering wheel:
Of you generally don’t feel comfortable behind the wheels when driving, it can be difficult to focus on the road. Adjusting your seat and steering wheel are easy-to-do changes that you can make to help improve your comfort level.
Many different adjustments can be made to a car’s seat and steering wheel. Using the adjuster levers, you can move your seat forward to reach the pedals and back to get comfortable. On some cars, the tilt wheel allows you to angle the wheel away from or toward you depending on what is most comfortable. You can even raise or lower the steering wheel to find a height that feels right.
Keep the car well-maintained:
Of course, maintaining your vehicle properly is, without question, an important aspect of making driving more comfortable. If your car is squeaky, rattling, and dirty on the inside, it will be difficult to feel comfortable about spending countless hours behind the wheel.
Maintaining your car also includes improving its comfort features. Things like seat covers or mats can keep your vehicle’s seats looking fresh and even provide additional cushioning. Getting window tint can help block out some of the sun’s harsh rays and improve your field of vision, making it easier to drive in bright conditions.
Use a sunshade to reduce glare on the windshield:
Driving is already difficult on sunny days, and the sun can add even more stress to your eyes. A car window sunshade can block out some of this unwanted light and help reduce glare while driving on a bright day.
You will need to find a model that fits on your windshield and allows you to adjust it based on the sun’s position. This way, you can adjust it as the sun moves throughout the day.
Set your GPS to where you’re going and what streets to take, in case you get lost or need help asking for directions:
There’s nothing more embarrassing than getting lost on the road and not being able to ask for directions. It can put a real damper on your day. Fortunately, there are solutions you can use to avoid this inconvenience. Most smartphones these days have built-in GPS navigation systems that allow you to download maps beforehand so you don’t need a data or cell signal to get directions. You can also pick up a GPS unit for the car, which you can mount in your windshield, and download maps ahead of time.
These gizmos usually allow you to type in an address before you head out on the road so that it is already programmed in when you need turn-by-turn directions. Finally, for very long trips, you can also buy a preloaded map set which you can bring with you on the road to help get you where you need to go.
Carry a cell phone charger with you so that if your battery dies while driving, you can still call someone for assistance:
Of course, the day may come when your car battery dies while on the road. You might not be able to pull over for a few miles and you risk getting stranded if nobody passes by to help. By carrying a cell phone charger in your vehicle, you can recharge your phone so that if necessary, you can call someone for assistance or use your phone to get directions.
Take frequent breaks:
Driving for long periods of time is difficult and tiring on your body, and even something as simple as adjusting your seat or using a window shade cannot solve that problem completely. Your best option is to take frequent breaks during long trips. Every couple of hours, get out of your car and move around or walk around the block a few times to help reduce fatigue and improve circulation in your legs and feet.
By following these tips, you can make driving a more comfortable experience. It also keeps your car well-maintained and reduces the potential for getting lost or stranded on the road. Being comfortable while driving will help you feel refreshed when you reach your destination. If you follow these tips, it’s likely that every time you drive somewhere, the experience will be a little more comfortable.