5 Essential Things to Know to Be a Better Commuter

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We all know that being a commuter has its challenges – especially if you live in an area where traffic is usually a nightmare during non-rush hour times. However, even with that knowledge, the entire journey can be trying to say the least. If you’re a commuter, there are some essential things you can do to become an even better one – for yourself and those around you.

Leave on Time

While this might seem like an easy one, the reality is that people who are rushing through city streets or highways because they didn’t leave on time often drive erratically in an effort to gain precious ground. Unfortunately, those few extra seconds can lead to serious accidents when a driver is weaving in and out of traffic at high speeds. If you know you always seem to be running behind, set your alarm a few minutes earlier so you don’t have to rush during your commute.

Make It Productive

Whether you rely on your own vehicle or public transportation, use the time to listen to audiobooks or podcasts. You can even use the time to learn by listening to some of the free lectures posted by major universities or listening to foreign language instruction. If you’re using public transportation, just make sure you use your headphones so you don’t bother everyone around you.

Pack up the Device

Drivers need to make sure they are paying attention, and smartphones and other devices simply don’t help. Even those with the best intentions can find it hard not to reach for the phone when a text comes in, but those few seconds of looking at your phone are dangerous. Keep your devices in a bag, purse or anywhere else that makes it impossible for you to get to them. If you’re worried about making someone angry by not answering, install an app that will automatically send an “I’m driving” message for you.

Consider Carpooling

If you live near others who work in the same direction, consider carpooling. Not only will you save gas and miles on your own vehicle, you’ll also have the potential to remove up to three other vehicles from the road that are vying for spots. Just pair up with others and create a schedule so everyone knows when it’s their turn to drive.

Be Considerate

Whether you’re driving or using public transportation, be considerate of those around you. Being a safe driver will help everyone get to work in one piece, and not being rude and obnoxious on the train will just make everyone involved happier.


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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
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Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Niles, Illinois
Rigo was great! He got there early, finished the job early, left everything clean. He changed my rear pads and rotors. The original quoted time was 90 minutes, he was done in about 60. He knows what he is doing and I am recommending him to all my friends and coworkers.
Mercedes-Benz C250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chicago, Illinois
Rigo is a maverick hands down. Don’t take your car for work elsewhere. Especially great at Mercedes—this guy knows his profession! I will be using him for everything related to my car going forward.

Arturo

25 years of experience
35 reviews
Arturo
25 years of experience
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Diego, California
ARTURO is great! very professional , fast, replaced my front brake pads and oil an filter change. everything now works and works well. Brakes have much improved stopping power and engine is smooth and quiet.Arturo is also kind and thoughtful. "Your mechanic" is very fortunate to have Arturo Lopez represent your company. I enthusiastically recommend him and "Your mechanic> as a fine operation Best regards to the Team Peter Marto
Nissan Maxima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - San Diego, California
Arturo was prompt and completed my brake repair, including new rotors in a very efficient manner. I am very pleased with the quality of the work and the parts and will definitely look to have him service our other car in the near future.

Scott

32 years of experience
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Scott
32 years of experience
Lexus IS250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Denver, Colorado
Always on time, speedy, professional, and pleasant to interact with. The work is always consistent and we'll done. I can't reccomend Scott highly enough!

Michael

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Nissan Sentra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Conyers, Georgia
He was promptly on time and got the job done efficiently in a timely manner. I really appreciate the rapid respone on getting the job done! I would most definitely use this service again.

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