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How to learn to drive a car

Are you anxious about learning how to drive simply because this is a new skill? Take a lesson from the seasoned driver and stop worrying. Learn how to be a natural driver and why driving is natural, in this article.

Seasoned driver VS beginner

The seasoned driver For someone who is used to driving a car, this act is quite automatic and therefore, requires no conscious thinking. This person can often actively think about something else altogether while driving. Indeed, driving is a passive activity for him, so he often occupies himself mentally while driving. The beginner This is quite contrasting to the beginner who has to take care of everything mentally even before he starts the engine. This can lead to fidgeting and being overly cautious. Actually, all this hinders the learning process and can potentially get you into trouble.

Being a natural driver

Do relax While it may be impossible for you to behave like a seasoned driver for now, simply by 'avoiding' what you don't need to do already takes you a long way. The key is to relax. Start by taking a few deep breaths. Adopt a natural feeling Begin to adopt a natural feeling towards the car and then towards driving. Do you have to think about how to eat? Of course not. Likewise, when it comes to driving. Treat the car like an extension of yourself because it really is. You give the lead and the machine obeys. Know the mechanics Familiarise yourself with the mechanical aspects like steering the wheel: using the gear, signaling, using the front and side mirrors, looking out of the car to the front, side and back etc. To be sure, learning how to drive a manual car will take just a little more than if driving a car with automatic transmission. However, it is all a question of familiarisation. Additionally, you don't need to understand them, you just need to use them (as intended).

Driving is natural

Different driving procedures
Generally, driving is not a gift, but the result of a necessity. People drive day in and out to go to work or school. Others can drive, but are without a vehicle. Some drive a Lamborghini. Some who can't purchase a car become intrigued with 'how to get a free and new car' and then Google for 'cars for free'. Yet, others get paid to drive a pick-up for rental service. You can do the same if you sign up to have advertising on your car. It almost feels like you live to drive. The point is, driving is no big deal and is only a matter of time before you have your own driving experience.

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