Did you know that the average American who has a 26-minute round-trip journey to work will spend nine calendar days commuting per year? This gets even worse for the millions who spend 90 minutes driving for work- they will spend more than a FULL MONTH getting to and from the office. When you look at it this way, your commute is a huge part of your life. Our Performance Collision Centers team has some ways to keep that ride fresh and worth every minute.
Listen To Something New
Listening to something you enjoy is the quickest way to make the ride go by quickly. Music has so many benefits, like uplifting your mood, reducing stress, and even diminishing pain. If singing in the car isn’t your thing, there are still plenty of options to listen to in your ride. Podcasts, news stations, audiobooks, and even natural sound effects are all great ways to get your mind moving and improving. Whether you are listening to learn a new skill, catch up on politics, solve a new mystery murder, or explore the sounds of the Amazon Rainforest, your commute can set your mind in the right space before or after a stressful day.
Improve Your Routes
Life can become stale if your life is too routine. You never know if there are better ways to do things if you don’t try something new. Apps like Waze generates crowd-sourced navigation to provide real-time road updates. Avoid speed traps, tolls, road hazards, and bumper-to-bumper traffic with this app. This can even keep your commute short by showing you new ways to go that cut down on time.
Protect Your Eyes
The most dangerous times of the day to drive are between 5 PM and 7 PM. Evening rush hour, congested traffic, and the setting sun getting in your eyes all make this the most challenging time to drive. With the rising sun in the morning, both commutes can be hard to navigate. Investing in a nice pair of sunglasses can save you from some pretty gnarly accidents. Shades with UV ray protection and glare elimination technology will protect you the best for those tough commutes.
If you want to give your ride an upgrade for your weekday commutes, try Performance Collision Centers. We have your satisfaction guaranteed with a lifetime warranty. Trust our Gold Star Certified technicians to restore your car to its prior condition. Get your free estimate today!