7 Driving Habits That Ruin Your Car and Drain Your Wallet

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  • How to drive a car easily and safely? How to brake smoothly? Here are a few simple driving hacks and secrets you should know to drive your car like a pro.
    Have you already been driving for many years or are you just starting to drive? This activity can be both exciting and exhausting. Of course, firstly it depends on road conditions. However, there is one more important thing to be considered while driving - the behavior of your car. The longer you own a car; the more driving habits you acquire. Unfortunately, not all of those habits are good ones. Moreover, the more experienced you become, the harder it is to break them. And very often those habits can affect the condition of your car. We decided to compile examples of unwise driving behavior.
    Resting your hand on the gear stick 1:09
    Refueling only when the tank is almost empty 2:13
    Frequent braking 3:04
    Ignoring suspicious sounds 4:26
    Neglecting to use the hand brake 5:50
    Running a cold engine at high revs 6:34
    Keeping your foot on the brake while driving downhill 7:17
    - Whether you own an automatic or a manual car, a transmission that is not working correctly can cause serious problems both under the hood and out on the road. Moreover, transmissions are very complex, they have many moving parts, ignoring this bad habit can easily bring you to huge expenses for a transmission repair.
    - The dirt gets into the filters and the pump causing damage. The purpose of the latter is to get fuel from the fuel tank and deliver it according to the demand of the engine. During winter months, be sure to always leave the tank at least half-filled with fuel to avoid the formation of large amounts of condensate.
    - To avoid unpleasant accidents, remember to promptly change the brake hoses and keep your eye on the brake fluid level. Keep in mind that braking is another skill to be mastered; it takes a certain skill level to do it correctly.
    - Please use the following steps to safely move your vehicle away from the highway and to avoid the possible danger.
    Firstly, pull over to a safe spot. Don’t hesitate to ask for any possible assistance because the process might not be that easy as it seems. And remember to switch on the hazard lights. If the car has completely broken down and you cannot start it, just push it to a safe place After, try to diagnose the issue.
    - To successfully park on an incline, hold the foot brake and shift into "park." Then pull the hand brake, and only then slowly release the brake. It doesn’t really matter if your car has a manual or an automatic transmission, car manufacturers recommend the use of the parking brake to immobilize any parked vehicle.
    - Most modern engines don’t need warming up. However, it is worth remembering that until the gauge indicates operating temperature one shouldn’t run the engine at more than 2,000 revs. In freezing conditions, it is advisable to keep the engine running for 1-2 minutes before pulling away.
    - The proper thing to do is to shift to a lower gear and initiate engine braking, which helps to reduce the use of normal brakes. It works by reducing the speed of the engine, which means that the speed of the vehicle reduces too. The aim is to prevent the vehicle get a too fast speed, especially while going downhill.
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Komentarze • 3 780

    BRIGHT SIDE  4 miesięcy temu +11

    Hi there! What's your driving style? 🚖

    Useful hacks from experienced drivers 👉 plclip.com/video/s4EmIKePHuc/wideo.html

    • roomina berenji
      roomina berenji 2 miesięcy temu +1

      BRIGHT SIDE in low freezing weather a engine must be warmed up no matter wat..all engine lifters oil pumps and piston rings need to expand before pulling away..

      KROS BONE 2 miesięcy temu +1

      Number#1.........braking while going down hill, isn't that tip regards to manual stick shifts only (engine braking)........how about automatics???

  • Andrew Delgado
    Andrew Delgado 2 godzin temu

    Trust me.... you need a don’t receive road head

  • Gordon McElvany
    Gordon McElvany 5 godzin temu

    Stop tailgating. I have been hit 4 times and you are always at fault.

  • Siwoo Kim
    Siwoo Kim 14 dni temu

    Driving habits that ruin your car and drain your wallet
    #1 owning a car

  • Luke Barnsley
    Luke Barnsley 18 dni temu

    you don't need 2 hands on the steering

  • Adventures in New Hampshire
    Adventures in New Hampshire 21 dzień temu +1


  • lakebay972
    lakebay972 23 dni temu

    #5 you can't help in the Dallas-Fort Worth area

  • ios tech gamer
    ios tech gamer 27 dni temu

    i havent even drived lol

  • Victor Clausen
    Victor Clausen 29 dni temu

    With half of these I was thinking: “Didn’t they teach you that in driving school?”
    Guess America is a lot more chill about that stuff...

  • Joe Peroni
    Joe Peroni Miesiąc temu

    Remember to look right & left before moving when traffic lights turn to green. Where I live there are many idiotic drivers, & it's advisable to make sure none of them has run a red light.

  • Random Stuff
    Random Stuff Miesiąc temu

    Surprisingly no one mentioned short trips

  • Mood 1987
    Mood 1987 Miesiąc temu

    It only takes 30 seconds to warm up the engine even in freezing temperatures

  • Kideos
    Kideos Miesiąc temu

    Number one bad habit .... how to down shift in an automatic gear ?!

  • MarcoGamer640 Productions 2012-2019

    Eyyy 0:44 is I-15 south here in Vegas.

  • Lucas Garcia
    Lucas Garcia Miesiąc temu

    And let's not forget your blinker fluid

  • Isaac Whelan
    Isaac Whelan Miesiąc temu

    8th on the list - check the list has 8 items?

    • Isaac Whelan
      Isaac Whelan Miesiąc temu

      P.s I know I'm a year late but he missed an item 🤘

  • hola plant
    hola plant Miesiąc temu

    I did #2 when i was late for work. I feel sorry for my car that day

  • wattlesong
    wattlesong Miesiąc temu

    Yes, wave down that gun-toting serial killer in the US, or worse, the murderous police.

  • Reenuliz Abraham
    Reenuliz Abraham Miesiąc temu

    How do you shift to a lower gear on an automatic?

  • Ibrahim Alhassan
    Ibrahim Alhassan Miesiąc temu

    if cruise lite comes on when driving,what is wrong?

  • Big Reds
    Big Reds Miesiąc temu

    It's always good to put the parkings brakes on sometimes even if you not on a hill or an incline THE Parking Brakes is not only for Hill Parking.

  • Vraj Dedhia
    Vraj Dedhia Miesiąc temu

    Some people often rest their leg on the clutch
    It burns the clutch plate

  • Donald Johnson
    Donald Johnson Miesiąc temu

    Keep your pets in a cage not running around the vehicle ✌️

  • Mandy Rutter
    Mandy Rutter 2 miesięcy temu

    If your car breaks down "push it to a safe place"! Really, who is that strong & with very long arms to steer the car. Not helpful.

  • Mihier Kansal
    Mihier Kansal 2 miesięcy temu

    Driving car on one wheel is dangerous⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️❗️❗️❗️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ that can cause the car to tip over or provide high pressure on wheels and to fix that it can cost $1000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,

  • Jivan Scarano
    Jivan Scarano 2 miesięcy temu


  • Joe Sib Cars
    Joe Sib Cars 2 miesięcy temu

    I know the bad driving habit lifting the handbrake without pressing the button

  • Hemi
    Hemi 2 miesięcy temu

    Never race a girl behind the wheel of a 1969 Dodge charger......don't say you weren't warned

  • Nillerbae
    Nillerbae 2 miesięcy temu

    Listen eurobeat=no bad habits

  • Ajit T
    Ajit T 2 miesięcy temu

    Riding the clutch in manual transmission

  • Ley Lim
    Ley Lim 2 miesięcy temu

    Women switching suddenly to the left lane and causing full braking after them and big crashes. But still driving slow mo away while people dying behind them

  • Christa Christensen
    Christa Christensen 2 miesięcy temu

    i know one do not push the go and stop petel at the same time

  • harpreet singh
    harpreet singh 2 miesięcy temu

    Please lunch hindi channel

  • Hashirama Senju
    Hashirama Senju 2 miesięcy temu +1


  • Battlefield4life48
    Battlefield4life48 2 miesięcy temu

    I’d rather just pay the $300 for new pads and rotors then downshift my car. Not like rotors and pads are hard to replace by yourself...

  • vinayak subbi
    vinayak subbi 2 miesięcy temu


  • BoyPagcuSecondDude
    BoyPagcuSecondDude 2 miesięcy temu

    this channel can't help with useless things

  • saad khan
    saad khan 2 miesięcy temu

    Letting foot rest on clutch

  • Thomas Hughes
    Thomas Hughes 2 miesięcy temu

    When you park, put the car into Neutral, and then apply the hand/emerg brake to ensure that the car will not roll, and THEN put the auto in P or the manual in either first or reverse (best because of the high gear ratio). When you get into your car, start it, then apply the foot break, put the car into gear, and then undo the hand/emerg brake, AND if you have a heavy spring recoil on your emergency brake, use your foot to ease the brake out; do not let it SLAM open.
    Or do what you want, and enjoy the repair bills. :D
    Also, never downshift to the light, when the tranny speed and engine rpm are equal, you may safely and easily pull your car out of gear. Use the brakes to stop, not the clutch pad. Or again, enjoy your $$$ going out the window. :D

  • foty73
    foty73 2 miesięcy temu

    So engines don't need to warm up, but it's bad to run a cold engine over 2000 rpm. So i guess that means go 5 miles a hour till the engine is warm. And what if we drive an automatic car? How are we supposed to downshift and let the transmission slow us down? Real "bright side" thinking there.

  • kaadauwgg
    kaadauwgg 2 miesięcy temu

    I got 3. 1,If you know you got a old raggedy car and you have no idea when it's going to conk out on you, keep your behind in the right-hand lane. 2, if you're low on gas but still trying to make it to your favorite spot, if you do this often enough, you will fail at least once. Is this happens you should always be searching for the open lane, way out, escape, and or the best way to get out of everyone's way until you can fix your problem. 3, If the car conks out, don't always immediately think, "hit the brake."; momentum may coast you either to the nearest filling station or a safer spot to leave the car. Better yours, or my, broke down car coast into the grass, instead of remaining in lanes of traffic.

  • peggytoo
    peggytoo 2 miesięcy temu

    How do you slow the car down when driving downhill with an automatic?

  • jagdish singh
    jagdish singh 2 miesięcy temu

    About parking sence

  • Zachary Hazard
    Zachary Hazard 2 miesięcy temu

    Downshifting is one the best reasons to drive a manual. People who are saying you should use your brakes instead of downshifting don't know how to drive their car. You almost always use your brakes when downshifting at the same time. This is what your car is designed to do. Sorry, you're missing the whole point of a manual transmission. Of course, there are times when you don't need to downshift like when you have plenty of time to come to a complete stop, but it is much safer to have the car in a gear that matches it's engine speed (this way you can accelerate quickly to avoid trouble.). When done correctly, downshifting will not ruin your car's transmission.

  • Matt smith
    Matt smith 2 miesięcy temu

    That Jeep Cherokee ripping in the snow was the best part of this video

  • OG JT
    OG JT 2 miesięcy temu

    This is so obvious that i think my IQ decreased

  • vivek dussa
    vivek dussa 2 miesięcy temu

    Biscuit ideas

  • Ray Charles
    Ray Charles 2 miesięcy temu

    OK, most manual transmission cars, like my own are designed in such a way, where it's instinctive, if not just plain comfortable to rest your hand on the knob. 99% of my driving time is sent like that. I know better than to put undue pressure on the gear-shift knob. Most people, like the ones that didn't have the benefit of birth control, don't know..

  • Ray Charles
    Ray Charles 2 miesięcy temu

    Another bad driving habit is the people behind me who honk their horns at me, while I'm stopped at a stop sign, being a careful driver. AND acutally looking at traffic before proceeding. This world sucks today, more and more with all these millenials. THEIR PARENTS ARE TO BLAME FOR NOT HAVING WORN CONDOMS.

  • Michael Weskamp
    Michael Weskamp 2 miesięcy temu

    driving on the pavement is very dangerous, it might give your cars frequent bumps. It will rust faster and it is not good for the damping as well.

  • Michael Weskamp
    Michael Weskamp 2 miesięcy temu

    Running a car while cleaning the windows is not a good idea. It does not really help warming the motor. Better is to start the engine, drive right away and dont use high rev for the first 10 or 20km or ten miles.

  • UrLocalBoss
    UrLocalBoss 3 miesięcy temu

    *Elon Musk Left The Chat*

  • Fred Uy
    Fred Uy 3 miesięcy temu


  • Genaro Velasco
    Genaro Velasco 3 miesięcy temu

    Sell your car and take Uber or lift.

  • Richard Uniacke
    Richard Uniacke 3 miesięcy temu

    what about rolling downhill in neutral

  • Bartosz So
    Bartosz So 3 miesięcy temu

    in most European countries, firing the engine in the winter and cleaning the windshield with ice snow is forbidden, plus more burning at the start. so I will not agree with it

  • Mathieu Bilodeau
    Mathieu Bilodeau 3 miesięcy temu

    Tailgating is a really bad habit of driving, and it is really dangerous

  • The Gamer
    The Gamer 3 miesięcy temu

    #1 and what if I’m driving and atomic????????

  • The Gamer
    The Gamer 3 miesięcy temu

    #2 and what do I do if I don’t have an hand break???????

  • The Gamer
    The Gamer 3 miesięcy temu

    #6 that’s why every now and then I put Lucas fuel injector treatment in the gas tank

  • 7Karatemasters
    7Karatemasters 3 miesięcy temu

    check engine oil once a week if you have old cars...
    Which I should've done every week...

  • J WD
    J WD 3 miesięcy temu

    Keep your gas tank half fuel in winter Incase your stuck and stranded you can stay warm by starting it every hour to stay warm keep your exhaust clear though

  • Neil is the deal • 9 years ago

    thumbnail: do not let your gas go low always fill it up when it is at 3/4th so your money will be waste

  • Carson W
    Carson W 3 miesięcy temu

    Heres the problem if you down shift it has a chance to ruin your clutch. I mean if you wanna risk replacing your clut instead of breaks you do you.

  • Mark Beshay
    Mark Beshay 3 miesięcy temu

    do you want me to call the police just to tell them that my car is broken down the road?

  • Sony Kuriakose
    Sony Kuriakose 3 miesięcy temu

    Another important one is washing the engine bay with water or detergent and it can cause electric shock and may damage the sensitive parts

  • khalel khaled
    khalel khaled 3 miesięcy temu

    in addition to the #1, it's not just the early wear & tear of the brake pads and rotor disc, but since due to overheating due to friction, it might cause a temporary loss of brake due to air bubble lock in the brake fluid line near the brake caliper.

  • Paul Bragg
    Paul Bragg 3 miesięcy temu

    Brakes cost 20 bucks and they are easy to replace. And you dont have to change your rotors every time you change your brakes

  • blackvulcan100
    blackvulcan100 3 miesięcy temu

    Keeping your foot on the clutch pedal when stopped ie waiting for the traffic lights to change etc.Here in the UK we have mostly gear sticks to change gear,yes strange that !!

    MIDNIGHTSKYWOLF 3 miesięcy temu

    This is my favorite one how about when drivers don't signal while they're changing lanes

  • Kamal AL-Hinai
    Kamal AL-Hinai 3 miesięcy temu +1

    I told myself not to come to this dunce channel again

  • Jijo Jose
    Jijo Jose 3 miesięcy temu

    0:17 KL-01 കയ്യടിക്കടാ

  • f1since08
    f1since08 3 miesięcy temu

    There's a difference between not running a cold engine at high revs and upchanging ridiculously early. Changing at 2k RPM you're going to come close to stalling the engine depending on the car's gearing. 3k won't do any harm.

  • Asfaw Asgedom
    Asfaw Asgedom 3 miesięcy temu

    Skidding happens when I apply a break, so what’s the cause ? For skidding

  • Jimmy Draco
    Jimmy Draco 3 miesięcy temu

    I've heard other times about not resting your hand on the gear stick and its supposed negative affect on the transmission. I've had several manual transmission cars over 35 years and this has never been a problem or expense. Had one vehicle for 12 years even. Its wise to leave your hand on the gear shift so you can gear down quickly while braking. Especially to try to avoid a potential accident. I think this whole don't rest your hand on the gear shift is a ploy to just get into an accident easier. Because it takes time to get your hand on the gearshift and then gear down. And we all know that every second counts when trying to avoid getting in an accident. Same can be said about the whole "its better to drive with 2 hands on the wheel nonsense....
    I remember when I was a 17 year old kid learning how to drive. It immediately felt unnatural to drive with 2 hands on the wheel. One arm always seemed to be in the way of the other. I still feel the same about it 35 years later. Your movement and response time are also affected. Its slower. You also have less of a turning radius while turning because one arm is in the way of the other. Not too long ago I tested something else out. With 2 hands on the wheel steering was loose and oversteery. With one hand on the wheel I had much more precise smaller movement inputs. I could control the car much better and more smoothly...
    Some years ago I got into an accident. I was arguing with a dealership technician who was sitting passenger in my car. I got distracted by the argument. I ended up side swiping a car to the left of me. *However,* because I was driving with one hand on the wheel, I was able to react more quickly and pull away with greater precision without oversteering and hitting another car in the right lane. Only the left front side ended up with a small dent instead of the entire left side of the car being scraped and dented. The moral of the story is: You have way more control with one hand on the wheel. You also have a better turning radius because your other arm isn't in the way. Sometimes my hand is slightly lower left on the wheel. Or slightly higher left. But never on the direct top or bottom on the wheel. Too much play in the wheel with those hand positions. Sometimes I'll rest my right hand on the wheel in different positions. But its never in a fixed rigid position.

  • mat conley
    mat conley 3 miesięcy temu

    Uh yeah your wrong about braking. Any automatic car with abs, you're to slowly ride the brake going down hill as to not over ride the system and lock up. Feathering a car with abs will burn up the brakes quicker. Remember when you make a blanket statement like that, more people have auto not manual trans. Other than that good tips

  • X-Man
    X-Man 4 miesięcy temu

    Keeping your heel on floorboard is not possible on many vehicles nor is it necessary. I don't know anyone who brakes that way. It would likely lead to minute pressure on pedal and turn on brakes lights and cause brake heat and wear. Keep foot off the brake until you need to brake and when you do, keep foot off of floorboard.

  • Ben Kelly
    Ben Kelly 4 miesięcy temu

    I had to watch this video at 1.5x speed.

  • cvcoco
    cvcoco 4 miesięcy temu

    Mechanics say to use brakes to slow and not the engine because it stresses the engine too much. You are basically asking the revolutions of the crankshaft to reverse. In my experience, if you are going down an extended steep incline, use first gear and brakes and only crawl down the hill. If not so steep, then use the brakes but let off every 5-10 seconds to let them cool.

  • Alygator
    Alygator 4 miesięcy temu

    also equally unwise to run your tank to empty in the summer as well becuase many fuel pumps rely on being submerged in fuel to keep them cool. driving with under half a tank can cause the pumps to over heat and stop working prematurely.

  • Jill Dench
    Jill Dench 4 miesięcy temu

    Wow in this video it shows a female driver with both feet on the brake and another female with a bare foot on the brake #bad driving

  • Ashrune
    Ashrune 4 miesięcy temu

    Why he talking like that

  • kvernesdotten
    kvernesdotten 4 miesięcy temu

    Was this very hastily researched? Every single one of these are either wrong or partially wrong...

  • Tessy Akede
    Tessy Akede 4 miesięcy temu

    I have a question. The last advice said to shift gears when going downhill instead of using the breaks. How do you do that in a car that uses automatic transmission?

  • Idham Fandhy
    Idham Fandhy 4 miesięcy temu

    very nice 👍

  • lino klein meuleman
    lino klein meuleman 4 miesięcy temu

    Driving to short on another car !

  • Jose Dorantes
    Jose Dorantes 4 miesięcy temu

    5:42 how to pour incorrectly the engine oil XD XD

  • Boys4 Jesus
    Boys4 Jesus 4 miesięcy temu

    Watch in 1.25 speed

    BRIGHT SIDE  4 miesięcy temu

    Resting your hand on the gear stick 1:09
    Refueling only when the tank is almost empty 2:13
    Frequent braking 3:04
    Ignoring suspicious sounds 4:26
    Neglecting to use the hand brake 5:50
    Running a cold engine at high revs 6:34
    Keeping your foot on the brake while driving downhill 7:17

  • Dreky B
    Dreky B 4 miesięcy temu

    I need both hands to steer? Don’t tell me how to drift

  • BeAn BeAn
    BeAn BeAn 4 miesięcy temu

    Get a new voice guy

    DANIEL LEE JOHNSON 4 miesięcy temu

    Regarding number four: unless you plan on getting a lot of tickets in the future I would suggest NOT calling the police to let them know your car was making funny noises. You might find yourself on your local constables naughty list.

    DANIEL LEE JOHNSON 4 miesięcy temu

    I like this video. Okay to some of us all of this is common sense but for the people that are making fun of this upload: driving a car is huge, it goes far beyond what you learn in driver's education sure but please don't make fun of this video as there are a lot of people who actually will learn something from this post. To those that pointed out resting your foot on the clutch is bad, Kudos! That's a big one. Another bad habit is using your left foot on the brake in a car with an automatic transmission. I don't know how that left brain right brain thing works but I'm sure that this has got something to do with it, ha ha. I've watched people use their left foot on the brake in a vehicle with an automatic transmission for years then they have to drive a car with a clutch. This causes severe damage to the driver, LOL, oh no there's a car stopped ahead of me what do I do clutch brake clutch brake clutch brake oh no crash!

  • Germilyne Anzaldo
    Germilyne Anzaldo 4 miesięcy temu

    Don't keep your foot on the clutch.

  • Ayman Wubass
    Ayman Wubass 4 miesięcy temu

    Just donate or sell your car already and buy a bicycle from wal mart

  • Donna Silver
    Donna Silver 4 miesięcy temu

    As far as using brakes .I hardly use breaks It's all in accelerator control!

  • John David
    John David 4 miesięcy temu

    Another bad driving habit: watching this video while driving.
    It will make you want to drive off a bridge

    NEUTRAL DROP 4 miesięcy temu

    What if you floor it and bounce off the rev limiter while putting the shifter in and out of drive and reverse rapidly with your eyes closed?

  • chris kary
    chris kary 4 miesięcy temu

    This is the video every non car people need to watch 😂

  • Azi Quaderi
    Azi Quaderi 4 miesięcy temu

    Bright Side: can you explain how to deal with #1 if someone has automatic?