Revamp Your Commute
Did you know that the average U.S. adult spends roughly 26 minutes in the car driving to work each morning? When working a typical five-day work week that adds up to 114 hours of morning commute time each year. So, here are some tips to make the most of your time behind the wheel.
Upgrade Your Radio
Finding something fun and engaging to listen to is one of the best ways to make your commute go by faster. Not only will upgraded audio bump up your entertainment in traffic, but it can improve your mood for the rest of the day. Thee are endless options for your audio upgrade. You can choose from countless options of music, audio books, podcases, news stations, or even just relaxing sounds, like storms, rainforests, and beach shores. So, instead of letting road rage get the better of you, listen to a new artist, a new book, solve a mystery murder, keep up with your favorite sports team, or listen to your favorite playlist.
Take the Road Less Traveled
If you’re getting tired of the same old drive with the same old scene, try taking a different route to work! If you don’t know any different routes to work, don’t worry. You can always use your GPS. Just remember to check how long it will take to get to work using a different route and plan for any additional time. This is also beneficial if you end up running into bumper to bumper traffic due to a collision or object in the road.
Upgrade Your Shades
You know this already, but always keep your eyes on the road! We know that can be hard when the sub is glaring right into your eyes. For those of you that drive directly into the sun, we recommend investing into a solid pair of sunglasses for driving. Not all sunglasses are created equal when it comes to functionality. The best sunglasses for driving are ones that let in between 18 – 43% of light, while still preventing glare. And, an additional bonus to getting driving sunglasses, is they’re specifically for your car. You never have to take them out of your vehicle and worry about forgetting them.
Avoid Caffeine Mishaps
Who doesn’t love a good cup of coffee in the morning? And, if your mornings are more about rushing around than relaxing, drinking your cup of coffee is the best part of your drive. But there can be some mishaps on your drive – anything from spilling your cup of joe to drinking a cold cup. Nobody wants that. The good news is that there are accessories specifically built for traveling with your caffeinated companion. With heated and cooling cupholders, USB powered warming cups, and spill proof thermoses, there’s little to worry about on your drive.
Unfortunately, no matter if you’re commute is five minutes or a couple hours, accidents can happen at any time. If your morning drive takes a turn for the worst and your ride ends up needing collision repair, bring your car into Scholfield Hatchett Collision Center. We’ll get you back on the road as quickly as possible.