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Why Does My Windshield Fog Up All The Time?
If your windshield is fogging up some days, but not others, then it may be that you are just not using your heater correctly. 1) Make sure that you have the heater in the defrost setting. 2) Make sure that you put the fan on a high speed setting. 3) Make sure that you set […]
What Is The Best Way To Warm Up My Car In The Winter?
THE BEST WAY TO WARM UP A CAR IN THE WINTER IS TO NOT WARM IT UP COMPLETELY. Let me qualify that. When you first start a car in very cold weather, the fluids that lubricate the engine will be thick and not circulate properly. This means that the engine will not be getting a […]
How To Parallel Park The Easy Way!
One of the most intimidating things that most new drivers face is learning how to parallel park. Many student drivers fail this maneuver on their driving test. My students usually fare much better on parallel parking because I have a simple, repeatable method that takes the guess work out of it. It still requires […]
How Do I Set My Rear View Mirrors Correctly?
Most drivers do not set their rear view mirrors correctly. Similarly to the leftmost picture above, most drivers set the center rear view mirror, and the two external rear view mirrors to show almost the exact same view. Having multiple mirrors showing you the same view is a waste of this important safety feature on […]
Signaling is Important.
Let me say that one of my biggest pet peeves are drivers who do not signal. A friend of mine recently wrote a facetious post on Facebook about how impressed he was with the fact that so many drivers in Toronto were so energy conscious that they chose not to signal because of the energy […]
Why You Have To Understand The Basics Of Your Car To Be a Good Driver.
In my courses, I always give students instruction as to the basic operation and maintenance of their vehicles. It is one of the things that I believe in doing to help our students be better drivers. Even so, sometimes it is easy to miss the obvious. I had an adult female student who was a […]
Turning Right on A Red Light
You will never see the following sign in Ontario: In Ontario, unless otherwise indicated, it is legal to turn right on a red light. BUT YOU HAVE TO COME TO A FULL STOP FIRST! You have no idea how often student drivers come to class with the idea that you can just turn without stopping. […]
Welcome to The Mike Fisher's Driving School Driving Tips Blog
My name is Mike Fisher and I own Mike Fisher’s Driving School. Over my many years as a driving instructor, I have witnessed tons of things that drivers do wrong. I have also seen a lot of students struggle with mis-conceptions as to rules of the road, or how vehicles work. All of these posts […]