I used to drive a car that would have been impounded on the spot if it had been checked over. Even from memory of that car over ten years ago, I can list a number of things that made it a bad choice to drive. Passenger seatbelt that wouldn’t lock in, a rear taillight that perpetually failed, a clunking noise when I turned, whenever I turned left…and those are just the things I can remember.

I’ve now learned enough to find and stick to a great mechanic in Ringwood, brake pad replacement being one of their speciality. It’s actually not so much that I am worried my car will fail- but more so that someone else who doesn’t care as much as me will take me out on the road. Nevertheless, I’m particularly paranoid about brake repair. Ringwood is my go-to for anything to do with my car.

Now that I drive for work, and I see accidents on the road very often, I can’t help but worry about all the people out there that might be driving a vehicle that was as bad as my first car. I never thought I’d be the kind of person to be suspicious of another, but when I see some biscuit box travelling up the highway at maximum speed, I often will change lanes.

I’ve seen it time and time again, and it’s always the same. Someone either a) driving a car they can’t handle, or b) handling a car that shouldn’t be driven. There is also c) shouldn’t be driving any car at all!

It makes me shudder to think about what I never gave two thoughts about in the past.

At least I’m doing everything I can to avoid an accident if it does happen; the most important thing is that I’m confident of my how safe my car is. I wouldn’t have it any other way.