6. Faulty equipment
It's not uncommon for us to see customers' cars at our garage with a myriad of needed repairs. Blowing off those repairs isn't just dangerous — it might also cost you more in the end.
Don't Be a Jerk: Maintenance is not just for you. You'll improve your own safety and that of fellow drivers by keeping up on necessary repairs.
7. Taking two spaces in a parking lot
Is there anything more obnoxious than announcing to the world, "My BMW paint job is more important than your ability to park?"
Don't Be a Jerk: If you have a car that's so precious that it can't be parked close to anyone else's, park it at the far end of the parking lot. That way, you inconvenience yourself rather than everybody else.
8. Staying in the far left lane
We all need to work together if we're going to get home in time to watch "Jeopardy!" That includes pulling back over to the right after you've passed a slower-moving vehicle. Staying in the left lane forces everyone to go at exactly your speed, or pass you unsafely on the right
Don't Be a Jerk: Use the passing lane for passing. Keep an eye on your rearview mirror and be aware if someone is coming up behind you.
9. Not acknowledging making a mistake or overreacting to an honest mistake
We all make mistakes. Remember that when someone pulls out without seeing you. Honk only if you need to for safety.
Don't Be a Jerk: Remember the golden rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you when you pull out of your parking space without looking.
10. Dangerous loads improperly secured
The laws of physics are immutable. So, unfortunately, are the laws of stupidity. If you're driving at 75 mph, twine, a bungee cord and your left hand will not keep a Sealy Posturepedic from setting sail above the interstate. Trust us on this.
Don't Be a Jerk: If you're carrying something that doesn't fit inside your car, get professional help or advice in securing it before driving.