3. Back to Basics

I think it's also essential that the basic workings of the entire car are explained. Although he or she might be keen just to get going, knowing how the complex machine actually works and what those weird dials and knobs mean is essential.

Explain as much as you can about the dashboard controls, the petrol tank, emergency equipment and tires and if you want to be really mean, create a nice little test which they have to pass before they can start the ignition! Safety is key so teaching how to change a flat tire is also a great skill which will ensure confidence on the road.

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