It’s the beginning of a new year and for many teenagers, marks the beginning of freedom – receiving your driver’s licence and if you’re really lucky, your first car. Perhaps you received lessons from your parents or went for countless driving lessons with a professional but sometimes there are just some things you don’t learn at driving school.
How to find your car in a busy shopping centre car park
In today’s tech-savvy world, we have a lot of mobile apps to help with this. But let’s say you forgot to drop a pin or you don’t have an app to help you out, what then? Most car parks and basement parking’s are numbered so take a photo of the bay number in which your car is parked or even a video of the entire location. Tie a small piece of ribbon on your aerial, this will focus your search and make your car stand out a little. You can remove it after finding your car or keep it as a decoration. You can also look at the block you parked in and make up a jingle that will help you remember.
Your car is a little older than you and there is no Bluetooth – now what?
It can be costly to upgrade your stereo but you still want to have fun on your trip, so what to do? Most phones these days have Bluetooth and a Bluetooth speaker can be cheaper than a new stereo, so why not put the speaker in a cup holder and jam to the beat.
How to ace parking in a garage at home
We all have quite a few things in the garage, besides the car, so it can get crowded and challenging to park the car in one go. What about marking the spot with a sticker on the floor where your driver door should be. You can hang a piece of string from the roof, attaching a soft object like a ball to mark the spot where you should stop. This works great if your wiper and the ball touch, that’s when you know to stop.
If you are one of the many people who leave a loose objects lying around in the car, this is for you. Have you noticed how a water bottle or bunch of keys rolling around or make a noise and distracts you while driving? Why not get a storage bin, small enough for your boot, to put all the loose objects in and keep them in one place? This will keep your car neat, free of clutter and it is inexpensive. You also get very nice organizers that you can keep inside the car, made especially for this purpose so there is no longer a reason for distractions.
Every cent counts
It’s January and we all try to save where we can, but when you hit a pothole or are involved in an accident, it can be a costly affair. Sign up for Beame Protect and receive assistance when you need it most. The services include Accident Assist, Fines Assist, Licence Assist, Pothole Assist and Bail Assist. Beame will be at your service, every step of the way to ensure that you and your vehicle are simply sorted.
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