How to Convert a Horizontal Turn to a Vertical Turn

How do you convert from a horizontal turn to a vertical turn? It’s really not that difficult. In fact, it is fairly easy to do and even when you try to explain it to someone else, they probably will not understand what you are trying to convey. In this article, I am going to go over the key points on how to turn a line of cars and if you use your windshield wipers, which hand to use.

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Many drivers rely on their left hand to turn around while turning the right hand, even though it is a little harder to do. Most people who own a car will not have to use their right hand to turn around because it is easier for them to put it on the seat back and do it there.

While turning, I prefer to turn my hand with my index finger out towards the passenger side of the car. This makes the steering wheel turn around to the right, so my driver’s door will face my passenger.

If you turn with your hand on the seat or the dashboard, the windscreen wipers are going to move to the right while you turn. This is fine, but it is also easy to accidentally turn the wiper to the left as you are turning. If you want to continue using your hand to turn, hold your hand in front of you and start turning your hand with your finger tips, and then move the windshield wipers to the right.

To turn around on a straight line, make sure you place your palm flat against the glass or even use your hand to flip up the overhead mirror and check your direction. Using your hand to turn helps prevent you from leaning too far to one side while you are driving.

If you want to apply full power on your wipers, always use your palm to push down on the windshield wipers rather than gripping the wipers with your index finger and thumb. You can just imagine the pressure of your hand on the windshield wipers or even on the accelerator pedal can create enough friction to allow water to enter the wheels.

So now you know what to do to keep your hand on the steering wheel and your hand off the seat. I hope this article helped you when you tried to convert from a horizontal turn to a vertical turn. The next time you are trying to turn a line of cars, try to convert from a horizontal turn to a vertical turn and see if it feels easier.

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