Thursday 18 April 2024

How to fall in love with driving again

Back in the old days, it’s safe to say that driving was nearly always a great experience. After all, if you were the only one in town with a car, then there was nobody else on the roads! That’s changed somewhat. Though driving can be very fun indeed, it’s easy for the glamour to be stripped away if you’re spending all your time inside your car on your daily commute, and in bumper to bumper traffic. Then, your old car looks just that: old! But it doesn’t have to be that way. Below, we take a look at some surefire ways to help you fall in love with driving all over again.

Plan a road trip

You might be tired after a long week of work, but there’s something to be said for planning a fun weekend road trip. Take a drive up to the Lake District, or in the southwest, or even up to the Scottish Highlands, and you’ll quickly remember just how much fun it can be to behind the wheel with nothing but the open road in front of you. No more red lights, no more traffic, just you and your car going whichever way the wind takes you.

Upgrade the tech

Your car might have everything you need under the hood, but what about inside the car? When you’re doing those boring drives, then you might not get too much satisfaction from knowing that you’ve got a top-spec engine powering you around town. Instead, it’ll be how much fun you can have as you’re driving that’ll make the difference. Invest in a nice sound system, add those speakers, and rediscover just how much fun it can be driving around singing along to your favourite tracks.

Drive a new vehicle

You might not have fallen out of love with driving at all: you might just be bored with your car. If that’s the case, why not treat yourself to a better vehicle for a few days? A car rental company will have a selection of cars that might just remind you of what you’ve been missing out on. Pick a car that you know you’d love to drive, clear your schedule for a weekend, and then hit the road. It might just convince you to ditch your old run around and pick up a new vehicle.

Take a break

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, or so they say, so why not put the car keys for a week or two? After using public transport and relying on your friends to take you to the shops, you’ll soon be clamouring back to your old trusty four wheels.

Embrace the freedom

Finally, if you’re ever feeling uninspired by your car, remember that it allows you to have as much freedom as the roads allow. You can go anywhere, do anything, and have an adventure that just wouldn’t have been possible way back when. And if that idea doesn’t inspire you to go out and hug your car, then we’re not sure anything will!

** This is a collaborative post

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