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9 Great Websites for Car Drivers

9 Great Websites for Car Drivers

Whether you are already a car owner or you are looking for a new car, it is a good idea to learn as much about cars as you can. Not only does this enable you to make better decisions when it comes to buying, it also enables you to become a more informed car owner and driver.

The more you can learn about cars, buying them, and their maintenance, the more you are going to enjoy being a car owner. To help you get started, here are nine great websites for car drivers.

1. Car and Driver

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    If you are in the market for a new vehicle, it is a good idea to check out the best resource when it comes to reviews, buyers’ guides, and more. Car and Driver has all of the most up-to-date information about the vehicles you are interested in, so you can make the best decision.

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    2. Top Gear

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      Another great site that is loaded with reviews and buying guides is BBC Top Gear. Find articles about the best luxury cars, sports cars, and other cars that are loaded with features and are fun to drive. If you are a lover of luxury sports cars, this is definitely a website that you need to check out.

      3. Waze

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        This is a site that helps people create communities of drivers who help one another to become better drivers and improve the quality of their daily commutes. Users with this app can give data to other drivers that will help them to avoid traffic jams, accidents, etc. This is going to make your driving experience a lot better and help you to avoid being late for work, appointments, etc.

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        4. Repair Pal

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          When you need to have auto repairs, it can cost a small fortune. Use this site to find the best deals on all types of auto repairs. Repair Pal certifies auto repair shops to ensure that anyone can get quality repairs at prices they can actually afford.

          5. Koala Glass

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            If you are looking for information about windscreens, whether related to insurance or reasons for why your windscreen might crack, then take a look at Koala Glass’ blog which provides helpful tips. It is important to have your windscreen fixed immediately when you have issues so that the problem doesn’t get even worse.

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            6. Tax Mileage

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              Do you drive for your job and get paid for mileage? It can often be difficult to calculate mileage, so it’s a lot easier to let the Tax Mileage app do the calculations for you. This app is easy to use and is very cost effective. You can efficiently report mileage expenses quickly and easily and save thousands of dollars each year.

              7. Best Parking

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                A huge problem that drivers in cities encounter is a lack of parking. This site lets you find the most convenient and cheapest places to park, no matter where you are. Simply select a city or an airport and find the best places to park.

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                8. Bit Spice

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                  AutoMate by Bit Spice lets you stay connected while you are driving without being a danger on the roads. It will search through maps, let you control music, operate your phone to call and view call logs, give you hands-free messaging, and using the voice control lets you keep your eyes on the road at all times.

                  9. iOnRoad

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                    iOnRoad is an app that lets you turn your smartphone into a personal driving assistant. Some of the driving assistance you will receive includes collision warnings, augmented driving, and video like a black box. This software is available on a number of platforms, including Android, Windows, and Linux.

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                    Last Updated on March 13, 2019

                    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                    How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                    Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                    You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                    Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                    1. Work on the small tasks.

                    When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                    Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                    2. Take a break from your work desk.

                    Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                    Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                    3. Upgrade yourself

                    Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                    The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                    4. Talk to a friend.

                    Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                    Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                    5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                    If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                    Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                    Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                    6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                    If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                    Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                    Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                    7. Read a book (or blog).

                    The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                    Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                    Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                    8. Have a quick nap.

                    If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                    9. Remember why you are doing this.

                    Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                    What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                    10. Find some competition.

                    Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                    Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                    11. Go exercise.

                    Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                    Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                    As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                    Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                    12. Take a good break.

                    Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                    Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                    Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                    Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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