Nowadays women are getting better drivers than men. Many types of research show that women are more focused and more responsible while driving. But does it mean women know how to deal with common car situations as well as men do?
We are also women and we also don’t know what to do in certain situations. That’s why we decided to create this list of 4 skills every woman should know.
This list includes common situations that happen on a road. It’s important for any female driver to know how to react and deal if some of the following situations come across.
Send it to your friends, mother, aunts, and female cousins and all of you will know better how to deal with the following situations.
1.How to change the oil
You’ve probably heard that changing the oil is very healthy for your car.
But the question is why?
Oil stops your engine from overheating and many other dangerous malfunctions.
If you drive frequently is important to know how to change the oil, because you never know when you will need this skill.
Depending on your car, you will need to change your oil every 3,000 to 10,000 miles. The process is simple and only takes about 30 minutes.
First, locate your oil dipstick and unscrew the cap.
Second, insert the dipstick back into the tube and pull it out again to check the oil level. If the oil is below the “full” line, you will need to add oil.
Third, find your oil fill cap and unscrew it. Fourth, start your car and let it run for a few minutes. then, turn it off and check the oil level again. If it’s above the full line everything is fine. If not probably there are leaks.
2.How to jump-start a car
This is a lifesaving skill that you will need many times. Every driver faces dead battery problems at least once. If you haven’t yet, it’s a question of time to happen to you as well. What to do then?
If your car has a dead battery, you’ll need to jump-start it before you can get back on the road.
To do this, you’ll need a set of jumper cables and another car with a working battery. Once you have all the supplies, you can follow the steps below to jump-start your car.
- Make sure the car you’re using to jumpstart your car has a good battery;
- Connect the positive (red) jump lead to the positive terminal of your car’s battery;
- Connect the negative (black) jump lead to the negative terminal of the battery of the car you’re using to jumpstart your car;
- Start the car with a good battery and let it run for a few minutes;
- Try to start your car.
3.How to change a flat tire
No one is insured against a flat tire. It happened to the best too. As an independent woman you don’t have to panic, but to know what to do.
First, find a safe place to pull over and set your parking brake.
Then, locate your jack and spare tire and place them near the flat tire. Next, loosen the lug nuts on the flat tire using a wrench. Once the lug nuts are loose, use the jack to lift the car off the ground. Finally, remove the flat tire and put on the spare tire. Tighten the lug nuts, lower the car, and you’re all set! It’s easier than you imagined, isn’t it?
To avoid situations like this you should regularly check the tire pressure and compare it to the optimal levels.
A tire-pressure gauge allows you to check the tire pressure in your car and make sure that it’s never under or overinflated. The right pressure level is marked on the tires of each vehicle, so there’s no need to guess.
4. How to get away when your car is stuck in snow or mud
This is also a very common situation when the snow and the rain get you surprised.
It’s all good if you have an SUV and can get out of a snow bank, or mud hole quickly and easily. But then if this is not the case there are other small tips that might help you.
Never try to get unstuck by going forward, or worse, reverse.
You will only dig yourself in deeper. The best way to escape icy conditions is to put branches or a floor mat under the tires to increase traction.
You can also try to lightly rock the vehicle back and forth to see if you can get it to budge. If that doesn’t work, try using a shovel to clear away any snow or mud around the tires. You can also use a tow strap or chain to try to pull the car out.
My name is Rebecca McCarthy and i am just an ordinary American girl from British heritage that lives in Nashville, Tennessee, that also enjoys hot summer days, travelling, strong men and brand new cars.
LadyAutoBlog is just a small portion of my car philosophy and it’s the perfect reflection of my life and how i feel about the involvement of girls in this pretty distant world.