How to get used to a new car and make car accident claims if you have an accident
Although most cars are fairly similar, meaning that when you move from one car to another you should barely notice the difference, it can feel strange for a little while to be in a car which is different from the one you were driving before.
In this case you need to do what you can to become comfortable and confident in your new car, as quickly as possible, so that you can focus on the road and not the car, meaning that you are less likely to have accidents. Here are some ways that you can speed up the process of getting used to your new car.
- Go for a test drive. Before you even buy your new car, it is important that you take it for a test drive so that you can be sure that this is the right car for you, and that you will be perfectly comfortable driving it around once you have bought it. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t choose this car.
- Take your time. Make sure that for the first few times you are out on the road that you try to take your time and be aware of what is happening all of the time. Taking it slow will allow you to react if something goes wrong, even if you aren’t used to the car’s layout yet.
- Relearn the car before you drive. Whenever you get into the car, sit down and take stock of what you have around you, as well as what you will need to use during this drive. Just a quick refresher can ensure that you are much safer when you do go for a drive.
- Leave notes for yourself. If you are struggling with any part of the car, make a little note to remind yourself where you can find certain things or how to use anything you are finding tricky. Soon enough you will have learned enough not to need them.
Making a car accident claim in Southampton
If you have an accident in your new car, the fact that you have to pay for the damage as well as deal with any injuries you have suffered can be frustrating and expensive. In this case, making a car accident claim in Southampton can help you to pay for any expenses, as well as give you a sense of closure about the accident.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your accident and the process of making a car accident claim in Southampton, so that you can decide whether or not this is the right thing for you to do. You will work with an injury lawyer who will work on your behalf to process your claim.