You might be wondering why we chose this topic. You might even laugh about it but there are some experiences you do not want to experience especially in Lagos. Apart from the famous increasing population the land has, one’s car is prone to accident. In this article, we dig deep into ways one can protect one’s car from accidents.
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Having your own car is a blessing on its own. I am clearly not shading the commuters, but we can agree that the white tops or dresses can have a breathing space when a full air-conditioned car is used. But driving has its own tales, you are about to read the ways to make yours a beautiful one.
Know how to Drive before getting a Driving License
I know right, it is only logical to have a driver’s license before one assumes driving expertise but the reverse is the case in the roads we ply. After securing a good ride for yourself, you should ensure you know how to drive, know how to read the signs before moving out. This will not only save you from the insanity you might face in the road but would also secure your car from accidents. Driver’s license might be a requirement by law and must be required for safeguarding your car.
When I asked one of my friends why she drove they way she did, she replied me with an unexpected response: ‘Everyone is mad on the road, you have to choose to be sane.’ I could not stop laughing at the reality of what she said. In the midst of the rush, the winner is the one who applies caution. He or she is the one who chooses to disassociate himself with the what-ifs, what-if of regrets. What if I allowed the car to move first before I swerved, maybe my car would have been saved. What if my speed limit was not high, I would not have ran into that cow. All these questions will keep playing in your head if you were not cautious. Be the wise one, be sane.
Checking Google Map
It may be a hilarious point but trust me, it is a good one. The Google map has saved fuel for many and also prevented car damages. Let me explain, when one is in a thick traffic like the one that makes you dizzy and makes other drivers cranky.
Avoid Danfo Buses
Some people call their cars babies because of the value they place on it, they make sure no bashing of any kind happens to their babies. While some cars die hard lovers go as far as washing every cell of the car, the careful ones have one reason to be afraid of their babies being hurt by the famous yellow buses. As much as we love the feel of the Lagos hustle represented with the buses, it is quite sad that a large number of the drivers are known for reckless driving as they are not usually punished from being outlaws. It has also been observed that a good number of the drivers of those buses are not the true owners of the vehicles, hence, a show of recklessness is seen on full display. If you o much cherish you ‘baby’ ensure you stay away and let sleeping dogs lie. I am sure you do not want to be seen in instablog with the title, A Man coated in suits has been captured performing gymnastics with a Danfo driver.
Maintain Your Lane
Lanes are most times not respected in game apps and also in Lagos roads. If you play games well, you will observe how captivating it is to run over someone as swiftly as possible and also the reality of getting by a car or some bump. The game is paused and you have to start again. In the game of life, there is no pause, one has to face the consequences. As much as possible, maintain a single lane without trying as much as possible to get into someone else’s.
Service your Car Regularly
I am sure you must have heard of this point. It is usually more head knowledge that doing for a large number of people. Doing regular check up on your car regularly will not only avoid the annoying stops on busy roads but will also help you save for the rainy days. Find means to know your car, observe if there is any cause for alarm before embarking on a journey.
Get a Car Insurance Plan
Getting a cover for the uncertainties that life offers can not be unfashionable. A comprehensive car insurance plan gives you the right cover and makes you fretting and unwanted damages a fairy tale. A picture that comes to mind is one in which a tricycle driver hit a Mercedes, the driver of the tricycle was so distraught that he could not move from his seat. How will he repair the Mercedes Benz with his low income? How on earth? It was captivating to watch how calm the other driver was, the co-passenger turned and said, he has got an insurance. You do not want to be in any of the positions, plan financially today, protect yourself.