Your Tour to DMV – Keep Your Sanity

Your Tour to DMV - Keep Your SanityThere are may dreadful things in the world and definitely one amongst them is your trip to DMV. Be it any DMV office in any state, there is always a bad crowd. With large number of people waiting for their turn, you will get singled by a fellow patron and end up listening to all his stories for hours together. Sometimes the visit does not just happen once but thrice or even more. It can be a small work of just a name change on license, updating title or change of address on registration, the wait at DMV never ends.

Tips to Remember!

  • Lets avoid the trip: Be it a request to duplicate your license, schedule road test or change of address, everything can happen online. You can just schedule the meeting with DMV as per your convenience. Online DMV services are made available in most of the states. Check thoroughly to avoid the trip completely.
  • Do not take your child: Kids usually do not have so much of patience to stay at one place for long time. They will start screaming and whining which can cause a lot of stress on you. Better leave them behind with a family friend or relative.
  • Do something useful: Instead of wasting your time for hours together, you can get a magazine or novel to gain some information. However, be alert when your number will be called.
  • Go prepared: You stand for hours to reach front in the line and realize you have missed out on your id card, insurance policy etc. Find out what needs to be carried and have all the necessary documents ready.
  • Smart scheduling: Your time is precious, make best use of it in a smart way. Try and avoid the trips on Mondays and Fridays, instead choose mid week. Do not visit on peak hours, usually at morning 9 or afternoon at 2 after lunch. Mid month is better than first and last day of month. Do not visit before or after a holiday.

Regular Check on Tires Keeps Your Journey Safe

Regular Check on Tires Keeps Your Journey SafeAs per the estimation made by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 350 deaths occur due to accidents resulted by tire failure. Much before there is a tread separation or blow out of tire, get it checked on regular basis to avoid such disasters.

Inflation of Tire

You are spending a lot on fuel, this can also be prevented by regular tire checks. Ensure proper inflation of tires which gets you good gas mileage and avoids wear and tear of tire. It is just the matter of few minutes and a check on tire pressure is done. If you are not sure about the inflation rate, it is displayed at every car shop and will also be mentioned in the user manual when you buy a car. Do not go with the number displayed on the tire as that is the maximum pressure a tire can withstand and not the required pressure for the tire to withstand your vehicle weight and size.

Remember, the best time to measure the tire pressure is when the tires are cold. You can use a gauge meant to check tire pressure available at any auto shop. In order to measure, you have to unscrew the valve cap, place gauge on the valve stem and obtain the reading by just one press. Try taking the reading when you have not driven anywhere yet. In case of low pressure, inflate it. If high, then depress the stem pin and let the air go. It is important to drive under right pressure. Excess gives you a rough drive and under inflated causes wear and tear and of course loss of fuel.

New Tires

Tires can serve the best when looked upon and cared regularly. Buy the best tire which suits every weather condition. Specially when you are living in a location which experiences drastic weather changes, it is good to opt for the best of tires be it little expensive.