5 Car Tips for Non-Car People
Many people rely on vehicles, both big and small, to get them from point A to point B and everywhere in between. Though many of us use vehicles on a daily basis, we may not be the most eager to learn about their unique details and their intricate machinery.
Here are a few things to keep in mind for those of us who may be considered non-car people.
Google Is Your Best Friend
The Google machine has been omnipotent ever since it’s debut in 1998. The amount of resources Google grants you access to through a simple key word search is seemingly endless. Make use of this bank of information by searching for the meaning of those tricky terms and funky features. You’ll find that the fog starts lifting after a few simple google searches, and you can feel accomplished in your newly gained car knowledge.
Don’t get intimidated by big words or fast talkers
When passionate people get talking about something they love, there’s a good chance that their words will be flying out at a mile a minute. It’s no different with car lovers. Not only can they talk as fast as some cars can move, they also have a tendency to use complicated vocabulary. Do not be fooled by these people and their fancy words. They may have the best intention by wanting to explain to you the wonders of the car world, but sometimes the words just go in one ear and immediately out the other. Try to keep in mind that most of the facts they’re spewing are unnecessary for you to attempt to cram in your brain. Cars are their thing and that’s great, but if cars are not your thing, proudly fill your brain with something that is meaningful to you. .
Ask for the basics
This one kind of goes hand in hand with the fast talkers and big words. If someone is overwhelming you with car facts, it’s probably best for everyone if you politely ask them to simplify their information. That way they aren’t talking to a blank expression and you’re gaining relevant knowledge. Everyone’s happy!
It’s not as complicated as it seems
Someone had non-car people in their mind when naming some vehicle features. Forward collision alert. Lane departure warning. Antilock braking system. You don’t need google to figure out the purpose of those features because their names tell you everything you need to know! Instead of making things harder than they need to be, simply celebrate the small victory that a car person made life simple and easy for a non-car person.
After you’ve explored your resources and you’ve retained some car knowledge, try to connect what you’ve learned to things in your everyday life. For example, if you’ve just learned the function of a certain safety feature and you know what the button to activate that feature looks like, try to find it in your own vehicle or your friend’s vehicle. It’s a lot easier to remember things if you associate the knowledge you’ve gained about a subject with the real life use of whatever that subject may be
All there’s left to do now, is plan for the next one!