Today we have put together these 4 essential safety car rental tips.
Even someone who has been driving for many years needs to get accustomed to driving an unfamiliar vehicle—primarily where the location of the controls might be. If the lights have an automatic setting or if they need to be manually engaged. Before venturing into traffic, it is also essential to get a feel for the vehicle brakes, acceleration power, overall handling, and adjusting the car seat, mirrors, and steering wheel to the most comfortable position.
Get a sense of the Power of the Vehicle.
How much horsepower any given vehicle posses is subject to the engine that powers it. All vehicles handle differently. Also, the type of vehicle you rent will have an impact on how it handles. Always get a feel for all of this beforehand by driving slowly. Once you feel comfortable, you should be able to drive it into a highway or heavy traffic. Getting a good sense of this can help you stay safe and avoid any accidents.
Always familiarize yourself with the vehicle.
Before driving, adjust the mirrors, seat, and steering wheel; take a bit of time familiarizing yourself with all the controls, even walking around the car to see where the location of the gas cap might be. If you plan to drive the vehicle for a couple of days, we recommend pairing your smartphone to the hands-free system if that feature is available. The more comfortable you are, the safer your driving experience will be.
Not all vehicles are the same – Car Rental Tips
The best and probably the most important tip of all is to always keep a safe distance between you and the car in front. Critical when you are getting familiarized with the braking handling of your rental. The same thing applies to the acceleration of the vehicle.
Adjust the Mirrors before moving – Car Rental Tips
Adjust the mirrors according to your height and visibility when entering an unfamiliar vehicle. Although this may seem natural, many drivers ignore this point. The rear-view mirror should provide you with a clear view of the traffic behind you without having to tilt your head back. This is hazardous, especially while on the road. Besides the rear-view mirror. You should also adjust the side mirrors in a way that allows you to see a bit of the side of your vehicle. It is also important to note that mirror adjustments should only be made when your car is parked safely and not while it is moving.
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