Things to Keep in Mind When Looking at the Speedometer in a Moving Car

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

There are many different mechanisms that all work together to make your car move. Engines, transmissions, rear axles, driveshafts, and gear all play their part in moving your car along the road.

One way to measure your speed while driving is to look at your car’s speedometer. This is a device that displays your instantaneous speed, and it is usually combined with an odometer that records the distance you travel.

However, there are some things to keep in mind when looking at the speedometer while driving. First, it’s important to realize that the speedometer only shows your instantaneous speed, not your average speed. When you’re driving, your instant speed is going to change a lot. You’ll accelerate to get up to cruising speed, slow down in traffic, and even speed up to overtake someone. All of these changes to your instant speed will affect the reading on your car’s speedometer.

Another thing to consider is that looking at your speedometer too often can be dangerous. It’s a good idea to glance at it every so often, but you shouldn’t make it your focal point. Instead, you should be focusing on the road ahead of you, your mirrors and sideviews, and your periphery. Glancing at the speedometer can take your eyes off of the road for just a second, and that could be enough time to put you or others in danger.

If you’re planning a long road trip or just moving to a new home, consider using a vehicle mover to transport your car. It’s an easy, safe, and cost-effective option that will give you total control over your move.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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