Remember back in the day when you learned to drive? I do. I remember the first time I dented my Mom’s car; it didn’t take me long! Dents and scratches can be fixed by an auto body repair service. Ultimately, teen drivers learn from experience. Since they get their lessons at least partly from you, here’s a short guide on how to teach your teen to drive.
Teach Your Teen to Drive…Slowly
Do you have any country roads near your home? Empty parking lots also work. Start by helping your teen get acquainted with the vehicle—how much gas and brake to apply, making turns, etc. Because these sessions can be stressful, start with 10 minute sessions. Wait until your teen feels confident enough to take the car on the road. Then introduce one new skill at a time to practice, such as driving in reverse or parallel parking.
Wax On Wax Off
Repetition is key! Once your teen is ready for the road, establish a route to travel. Keep casual chatter to a minimum, although music is fine if it helps your teen relax. Randomly ask him what the speed limit is, or how to proceed if there’s a bicyclist up ahead.
What’s critical is that your teen gains valuable experience. Sometimes gaining experience means a few hiccups behind the wheel. When you teach your teen to drive, just remember you were a teen learning to drive once too. Just bring your car over to Northwest Auto Rebuild; our auto painting crew will fix any dents, scratched paint or broken auto glass. Our special offers also make repairs affordable. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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