3 Tips to Beat Car Park Rage in Your Mazda CX-5
The Mazda CX-5 is a fantastic family vehicle that’s packed with safety technology to keep you safe on the road. However, no amount of tech can help a driver to keep calm in the face of bad driving and poor parking from other road users. There are certain situations on the road that can make your blood boil, and it can be hard to keep control. We hear about road rage incidents, but this can also happen at lower speeds in car parks too. In this article, we will look at three tips that you can follow to beat car park rage.
Maintain Your Perspective
It’s highly unlikely that you’re driving or parking with any life threatening consequences. When they venture out in their Mazda CX-5, Perth drivers are usually on a school run, going to work or finding a parking spot on a shopping trip. This isn’t a life and death situation. If it takes 10 minutes to find a car parking spot you shouldn’t care. After all, the main thing is to stay safe and keep calm for yourself and others in the car. Maintain your perspective; this is particularly important if you have your kids in the car with you. After all, they watch how you react to situations, mimic them and then react in the same way. The last thing that you want to teach your kids is to get angry over mundane things that don’t really matter much in the grand scheme of things.
Create a Relaxing Cabin Mood
Many drivers like to hit the road to a thumping rock or pop track, but this would be a poor choice for parking. The last thing you need is a surge in adrenaline as you’re gliding around a car park looking for a parking spot. A better option would be some ambient or relaxing classical music to make you more alert and calmer. Your sense of smell can also have a dramatic effect on how you feel and react to external stimuli. If you choose a potpourri or air freshener that contains, lavender, vanilla or sandalwood, for your car it will be a far more relaxing place to be.
Get the Timing Right
A great deal of congestion on our roads and in our car parking areas is caused by too much traffic on the road at the same time. This can be avoided if you’re earlier on the road and parked up before anyone else is. This would start the night before, get to bed a little earlier and set your alarm to get up before you normally would. Make sure your car is fueled up and ready to go as soon as you leave your home. This is a great way to get a head start on the day ahead, the roads will be clearer, and you will easily find a parking space.
If they are looking for Mazda CX-5 for sale, Perth based drivers should get in touch with Mandurah Mazda to arrange a no obligation test drive today.