Millions of Americans use their cars every day to commute to and from work, drive their kids to school, as well as participate in extracurricular activities. For some people, their car is their second home, office or safe place. Therefore, shouldn’t driving be a comfortable and positive experience? Whether you’re looking to just get from point A to point B or you’re planning a cross-country road trip, there are so many ways you can make riding in your car so much better.

For example, who wants to continuously look down at their phone for directions? With a GPS, you can simply drive and be given the route you need without the risk of driving unsafely. Also, with the new blue tooth technology being integrated into our vehicles, there are so many more ways to take phone calls and dictate text messages without the risk of getting a ticket.

Driving is an American institution. Per USA Today, there are 210 million licensed drivers within the United States. That’s a lot of cars on the road. So, wouldn’t you want your driving experience to be a positive one? We decided it was important to look at various ways you could enhance your driving experience. Most drivers on the road today, tend to drive an estimated 10-12,000 miles per year. While that sounds like a lot, it isn’t. If you were to add up all the miles you use for extracurricular activities, shopping and nights out on the town, you could easily cross over 20-30,000 miles per year. That can be a lot of time spent inside a vehicle.

According to our calculations, that’s multiple hours:

-Eating in Your Car

-Listening to Music

-Getting Lost

-Stressing in rush hour traffic

-Dealing with screaming kids

…And this list could go on and on. As you can see, your vehicle is a very integral part of daily life. Therefore, it’s important that you are relaxed and enjoying yourself. So, the big question is: how can you make your driving experience the cream of the crop and dial down on your stress levels?

If you’re looking for some fun suggestions, here are 30, yes you read that right, THIRTY different ways you can make driving and riding in your car more enjoyable.