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Here’s How to Develop (or Rekindle) Your Love of Driving

by Bill Sweeney
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Have you fallen out of love with driving? Or have you not yet developed the driving buy? It’s not something that comes naturally to everyone, and it’s easy to fall out of love with it if you’ve spent every day sitting in traffic on your way to and from work. Driving isn’t always fun but it can, and that’s what you need to remember and rediscover if you’re going to enjoy your driving experiences going forward.

There are lots of practical steps you can take that will help you to appreciate the beauty of driving once more, and if you’re wondering what those steps are, we’ve listed them and discussed them for you. Read on now to find out what you should be doing to develop or rekindle that all-important love of driving.

Learn From the Best

Learning from the best is an important part of developing as a driver. If you’re just starting out as a driver, you need to find the very best driving lessons out there. And you also need to keep learning if you’re an experienced driver who’s been on the road for decades. There are always intermediate lessons you can take advantage of. There are plenty of things for you still to learn, no matter how long you’ve been a driver for so don’t assume you know it all.

Improve Your Car’s Interiors

Your car’s interiors are important because they have an impact on your overall driving experience. You won’t ever rediscover your love of driving if your interiors are old, battered and generally uncomfortable to make use of. It could be one the most important things for you to invest in right now. New seats and a new dashboard could be just what you need to get the most out of your car. See if you can find online deals for these things because it can become costly if you’re not careful.

Drive in Beautiful Locations

Sometimes it’s not how you drive or what you drive; it’s where you drive. You should try to drive in locations that you feel are beautiful and natural attractive. It’s something that makes driving worthwhile. Find routes in landscapes that no one could help but be impressed by. You could even travel across the country to other locations and make a vacation out of it. Get away from the day to day routes you drive each and every day; that’s what’s most important.

Fix Those Minor Car Problems

If your car has a lot of lingering problems, it could be these are that are stopping you from enjoying your time behind the wheel. The minor problems you deal with as a driver can eventually drag you down and frustrate you. It’s enough to make you not want to get in the driving seat at all. You should make an effort to fix the problems that your car has been experiencing in recent times. It could be enough to make you enjoy driving once more.

Install a New Audio System

Part of the driving experience is about having fun while you’re behind the wheel. That’s what it’s all about and that’s what you should be focusing on improving as soon as you can. You can do that by installing a modern, up to date audio system that you can make use of every time you’re in your car. A booming and immersive audio setup could massively improve the enjoyment you get out of using your car. That old radio will be a thing of the past.

Use Tech to Take Care of the Boring Stuff

These days, there are plenty of apps and tech that can help you out with all the boring things that come with running a car. For example, you could buy yourself a small electronic tyre pressure monitoring system. It’s very compact and easy to use and that’s why you should take advantage of it. It’s also a good idea to buy a smart car adaptor that allows you to tap into the car’s diagnostics system. That helps you to identify and ultimately fix problems with the car.

Join a Driving Club

Motoring clubs offer you the ideal way to make your interest in cars and driving a little more sociable and fun. It’s what driving should be about so see if you can find a social motoring club near you. It will involve meeting up with other drivers and taking part in different activities. Different motoring clubs will operate in different ways, so do some research and see if you feel the club will help you rekindle your love of driving and cars.

Take Away the Guilt Factor

One of the most common reasons why people fall out of love with driving is the guilt they feel about causing pollution as a result of being on the road so much. It’s a legitimate concern to have, so why not take away the guilt by investing in a modern and greener car. You could purchase a hybrid vehicle that uses up less fuel or you could go for a fully electric car. Either way, you will be able to shed yourself of the guilt associated with running a car.

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Pay More Attention to How You Drive

Last of all, you should pay a little more attention to how you drive when you’re out and about. When you’re driving in a more attentive and careful way, you will find that you can hone your skills and become better at driving. And the better you are, the more you will begin to enjoy driving. You can luxuriate in the intricacies of driving, finding the best ways to drive and learning what your car can do and what its particular limitations are. It all starts with driving in a more engaged way.

Driving shouldn’t be a chore that you struggle through on a daily basis. Instead, it should be an experience you cherish and enjoy, that might not sound possible right now but it can be if you take the steps detailed above.

Here’s How to Develop (or Rekindle) Your Love of Driving was last modified: December 14th, 2017 by Bill Sweeney

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Stacie December 15, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Thank you so much for this. I have completely lost my love of driving at this point. I actually hate it right now. I need to try these tips and see if I can’t make it fun again.

Vera Sweeney December 15, 2017 - 2:09 PM

A new audio system would make my whole driving experience more exciting! Of course, it would be even better to listen to my favorite songs, cruising along the California coast with the top down!

Liz Mays December 15, 2017 - 6:43 PM

These are some great ideas. The tech definitely makes a difference in the way I feel about driving. I can definitely see going with an electric car being a good option.

AnnMarie John December 15, 2017 - 7:56 PM

I’ve always enjoyed driving especially for road trips with the family! My husband and I usually take turns during that time. I don’t think I’ll ever lose my love for it.

Theresa December 15, 2017 - 9:06 PM

I am not big on driving in winter or in rainy conditions, but any other time I’m okay with getting behind the wheel. I do wish we had better scenery here in the Midwest, but there are some pretty routes if you know where to look.

Shannon Gurnee December 16, 2017 - 12:48 AM

I love to drive! I think a lot of it has to do with feeling comfort and secure in your vehicle. I love my heated seats, comfortable seats and interior and lots of storage. Plus the fact that it fits 8 people – my whole family.

Our Family World December 17, 2017 - 3:02 AM

I love to drive but not when the traffic is horrible! I would rather take the bus on days like that. My most enjoyable drive is down country roads. The peacefulness of the view is so rejuvenating.

Carol Cassara December 17, 2017 - 7:03 PM

Driving isn’t exactly a struggle for me but I don’t usually drive. I think these are great ideas to bring back that excitement I once had for driving!


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