Work on Your Driving Posture for the New Year!

This new year, set a unique goal for yourself. Driving posture can lead to unsafe and uncomfortable conditions, so work on your driving posture for the new year! For more information about how to improve your driving posture, just continue reading the latest blog post from our used car dealership in Long Island.

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The first step in correcting your driving posture is supporting your back. Our spines do a lot of work, so give your back the support it needs by sliding your tailbone as close to the back of your seat as possible. A two to three finger gap between the back of your knees and the front of your seat is ideal for positive posture.

The second step in correcting your driving posture is lifting your hips. Make sure your knees are slightly lower than your hips while driving to open up circulation. Sitting too close to the steering wheel can be bad for your posture and your safety. Make sure you are able to comfortably reach the pedals of your vehicle, but your chest isn’t too close to the steering wheel.

Set your driver’s seat to the proper height for your needs. Your seat should be high enough for your eye level to be at least three inches above the steering wheel. Of course, you should also make sure your head isn’t too close to the roof of your vehicle.

Lean back a little more for the most comfortable and safe posture possible. Angle your seat 100 to 110 degrees to reduce back pressure, as well as neck pressure. Speaking of neck pressure, make sure the headrest of the driver’s seat is aligned with your head. The top of the headrest should be between the top of your ears and the top of your head.

Sit with proper posture in a vehicle from Certified Headquarters. Shop for pre-owned cars at our dealership located at 873 Middle Country Road in St. James, today!

Improve Your Driving Posture in Long Island, NY