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Should You Learn to Drive Without Professional Instruction in the Nissan Altima?

Should You Learn to Drive Without Professional Instruction in the Nissan Altima?
September 27, 2017 Maddington Nissan

Should You Learn to Drive Without Professional Instruction in the Nissan Altima?

The Nissan Altima is an excellent car that is sure to fulfill all the needs of any family on the go. However, these days many people take a DIY approach to actually learning to drive. A family member (usually a parent) sits in the passenger seat and imparts their experience to the new driver. This has been a tried and tested approach in years gone by, but is it still a relevant approach today? Let’s examine the differences between professional driving instruction and learning from a family member.

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The Accumulation of Bad Habits:

We’ve all experienced this phenomenon in many different areas of our lives, including driving habits. As an activity is repeated over the years, bad habits invariably set in and the quality of driving suffers. This is even true (perhaps more so) with people that actually drive as part of their job all day. Gradually, we start to take shortcuts, inattention creeps in, and we make mistakes. Driver error is a major cause of traffic accidents, and bad driving habits are a major factor. When you instruct someone to drive, you may unwittingly impart these bad driving habits to your driving student. This could cause them to be less safe on the road, slow their learning progress and even fail their driving test.

Driving Instruction is Hard:

Many people offer to instruct someone in how to drive without fully understanding what they could be letting themselves in for. Firstly, you will have to have infinite patience when teaching someone how to drive and a calm demeanor. It’s essential that the student doesn’t have their confidence eroded or be made to panic when driving. Secondly, although you are sat right next to the driver, you have no dual controls, and there is very little that you could do in the event of a dangerous situation. Finally, a fledgling driving could be quite hard on your car, grinding the gears, kerbing when parking and sudden braking, can all cause damage.

Hiring a Professional:

When you hire a professional driving instructor, all of the previously mentioned problems disappear. The quality of driving instruction is improved, and the driving test should be easier to pass safely. As an added bonus, you can save yourself some valuable time, avoid unwanted stress and save some wear and tear on your car.

If they are looking for a Nissan Altima for sale, Perth residents should contact us here at Maddington Nissan. We have an excellent stock of new and used cars available, including the Nissan Altima for sale. We invite you to join us for a test drive at your earliest convenience to see what the Nissan driving experience has to offer you. If you require financing, you will discover that our rates are very competitive and the repayments will be tailored to your circumstances. Our sales team is ready to take your call, and they can answer any other questions that you may have.