Things to Know to Ease Your Car Anxiety
Written by Lauren
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Full disclosure: I’ve never a driven a car. I’ve had really bad anxiety for years now and that made me more scared than excited at the prospect of getting my license. I am slowly getting to the point where I need to get my temps and at least practice driving. I’m hoping I’ll find a method that will ease my car anxiety enough to let me get a license. I doubt I’ll ever be much of a driver, but it would make getting around a lot easier – especially in the future. Once that time comes, I’m going to need a car, and that’s why I thought I’d share Cars.com with my fellow readers. Most of you probably do already drive and you might be in the market for something new, advice on how to sell your current car, or even information about service and repair.
I might not drive myself, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important to know how to care for a car. After all, I’m in a lot of other people’s cars on a regular basis. Whether you’re about to start driving, know someone about to, or could just use some extra car knowledge, let me share the ways that Cars.com can help ease your car anxiety.
You don’t need to go to the mechanic every time you have an issue with your car. Cars.com has a whole DIY section, showing you just how to replace a tire or jump a car.
This section even includes videos for things like “how to remove a sticker from your car” which a lot of younger drivers might be able to utilize!
Everything here is good knowledge to know about your car, so that you aren’t left panicking when you get a flat tire or a dead car. Even if you aren’t the one driving, knowing this information will be very helpful for the driver!
Nobody wants to get behind the wheel of a car that’s not safe, right? Be sure to check out the Safety & Recalls section on the website to see if there is some important information you should know about the vehicle you’re driving. Plus, if you’re looking for a new car – or your first car- you can always find out some of this information beforehand!
Once you have a car, you need to keep everything in shape, right? The Maintenance 101 section has articles answering a variety of good questions such as “how often should you rotate your tires” or “when do you need to replace your brakes?” This gives you all the information you need so you aren’t paying money just to get your question answered and you know you’re not driving a car that should really have new parts.Things to Know to Beat Car Anxiety - does driving make you nervous? #ontheblog Click To Tweet
I’m not saying I don’t still have anxiety about driving cars – or even just riding in them sometimes – but I know that a site like Cars.com would definitely help me feel a bit more prepared, and I think they have a lot of great information for people on various driving paths – new drivers, old drivers, and all the ones in between!