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It’s important for all drivers to stay safe on the road, however, new drivers are often at a loss for how to improve their safety. After you have been driving for a while it can feel like a skill which you were born with. However, if you give it some thought, you will remember that you not only learned how to drive, but you made a fair few mistakes along the way.

Tips for Learner Drivers

If there is somebody in your family who is just learning to drive or has recently earned their driver's license, below are some tips from Sheriff Synthetics which more advanced drivers likely take for granted.


Distractions can happen at any time and to any driver, to matter how experienced they are. For this reason, it’s important for all new drivers to ensure their vehicle is as distraction-free as possible. Each time that you switch on the engine, consider these: ;
  • Finish typing on your phone and then switch it to silent.
  • Are you passengers settled?
  • Is your vehicle in good shape?
  • Switch off the radio.
These four items can go a long way to preventing distractions from occurring while you drive and can help you to remain focused on the task at hand.

Where Are You Going?

Learning to drive can be stressful enough without the added worry of trying to look for street signs and work out which lane you need to be in. Before you drive through a new area, learn the route, including which lane you need to be in for turns and which exists you need to take, and then use a vocal GPS device as a secondary assist. While you may not want to do it each time, knowing where you are going and how you need to get there is a great way to help new drivers feel more comfortable on the road and improve their confidence, in turn improving their driving behavior. Click here to buy Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil and, with the help of a synthetic oil change, you can keep your vehicle in good shape and running at peak performance. To find out more about the benefits of a synthetic oil change or to place an order, speak with Sheriff Synthetics at (305) 451-2147 or check out the online store.

Watch Other Drivers

Part of being a safe driver is anticipating what other drivers around you are going to do. This forms a foundation for defensive driving and can be a great technique for learner drivers to adopt. For example, as you drive, you will notice small items like a vehicle which moves slightly to the side of its lane before the motorist decides to indicate and change lanes a few seconds later. Noticing the behavior and reacting to it can be a great technique to prevent accidents, such as allowing a safe driving distance for the car in front

Sleep Instead of Driving

If you feel even the slightest bit tired then you shouldn’t be driving. It’s as simple as that. Despite this, however, many drivers get behind the wheel when they should be in bed and cause problems on the road. The best way to prevent yourself from becoming tired when driving is with planning. For example, if you have a road trip planned, create a driving schedule, get a good sleep the night before, and planned stops along the way.

Keep Your Car in Good Shape

If you are driving and worrying about the radiator overheating or your tire blowing then you aren’t focused on the road. And that’s a problem. If you have an oil leak, fix it. If your radiator runs hot, fix it. If your wheel alignment is off and your car pulls to one side, fix it. Whatever the problem your car is experiencing, be sure to have it taken care of so that you can drive a vehicle which is not only safe to drive, but allows you to focus your energy on the road in front of you.

A Synthetic Oil Change in Key Largo Is a Great Start

Instead of taking your vehicle to the mechanic, consider performing basic maintenance at home, such as a giving your car a synthetic oil change. If you are new to the idea of a synthetic oil change and its benefits, speak with an expert at Sheriff Synthetics by calling (305) 451-2147. Of course, a synthetic oil change isn't just beneficial for your car, but any vehicle in your garage which uses oil, such as a motorcycle, dirt bike, lawnmower, and even your ATV.