How can I avoid pain while driving?
Do you spend a lot of time in the car and regularly experience pain in your back, neck, legs, etc.? I have good news for you: with a few ergonomic adjustments and practical accessories, you could greatly reduce your discomfort behind the wheel. Follow the guide!
Once seated, adjust your seat so that you can hold your steering wheel while having your elbows slightly bent (experts recommend placing your hands in the 9:15 position). You can push the pedals all the way down, not just with the tip of your foot? Keep going, you’re on the right track!
To promote blood circulation in your lower limbs, leave a few centimetres of clearance between the back of your knees and the front of the seat. Your lower back is not well supported? A cushion or lumbar support will make a difference!
Regarding the inclination of your backrest, make sure you don’t have to move your head forward to see the road and execute your manoeuvres.
Another important point to note: don’t put anything in your pants pockets when you drive, as this unbalances your posture and hinders blood circulation, which can cause pain and numbness.
A long drive? Take regular breaks to walk, and take advantage of each stop – at a red light, for example – to do some stretching and turning (ankles, wrists, etc.). For expert advice and a safe vehicle, rely on Mister Muffler’s expertise!