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4 Driving Skills to Master Even if They Seem Outdated

4 Driving Skills to Master Even if They Seem Outdated

Driving Skills to Master Even if They Seem Outdated

As technology continues to advance in vehicles, critical driving skills are simply going out the window. Either you use it or you lose it when not practiced. For example, cameras in a vehicle can help with parking assistance, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-departure warnings, but what happened to driving without relying on these features? Don't get us wrong, these features are great for safety but they can all be over stimulating and simply distracting while driving.

Our used car dealership in Toronto wants to help keep you safe on the roads, so our team at Nexcar Auto Sales & Leasing has gathered here some driving skills you should master even if they seem outdated.

Reverse Parking

Most people avoid reverse parking simply because they are no good at it. But when you practice this skill, it can actually help with your overall spatial awareness and can prevent drivers from having blind spots when backing out of a parking space. More importantly, in Canada when it snows, it's common to have your camera obstructed by snow and ice which means knowing how to reverse park without the camera is a critical skill to know.

Parallel Parking

Another essential skill to have is parallel parking. Once you start practicing and understanding the angles, parallel parking is quite simple and can allow drivers many more options for parking spaces. It's common to be faced in situations where your only option is to parallel park on the road so when this occurs, it's important to know how to park in the spot correctly.


Driving without Google Maps might feel like your worst nightmare, but it's important to take the time to rely less on this technology and learn how to drive without it. This is in case you are faced with a situation where you have no reception or the app won't load. Understanding how to use landmarks and knowing your bearings will help to ease your anxiety if placed in this situation.

Defensive Driving

Although you have collision avoidance features set up in your vehicle, it's important to not depend on these features. Driving defensively is important to know in order to protect yourself and your loved ones. When you drive defensively, you're much less likely to be involved in a car accident as you become more aware of your surroundings and can spot dangers before they come too close.

How We Can Help

Our team at Nexcar Auto Sales & Leasing hopes that you have learned something after reading this blog post. It's important to get back to the basics and learn the fundamental skills of driving before relying on technology as these features can fail or malfunction. If you have practiced your skills and are ready to get a used car of your own with a great deal on an auto loan, our team is only a call away from making it possible. Contact our team today at 1 (877) 245-9997 for more information.

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