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If your job requires you to travel a lot, you may find yourself inside a car for long stretches. You can make the most of this by working in your car as well. Now, I certainly do not recommend you working on anything while you are driving. You should have your full attention on the road. What I mean is your car can be an office in between meetings or business appointments. Here are some useful tips if you are tired of the usual coffee shop stop and want to save on time and money.
Power is the key to everything
For any work to get done, we will always rely on some gadget. Be it your phone, tablet, or a laptop, anything we will use for work will need power. Even with a powerful battery, an hour of intense use can quickly drain the life out of our gadget's batteries.
Be ready with fully charged back-ups. Either back-up batteries you can replace or by using power banks. They are all handy and easy to bring along anywhere. Another option is to use your car as a power source. However, you should be very mindful using this.
First, make sure you have the proper adapters and wires. For laptops this can be more difficult as it needs more power than tablets or phones. However there are available car-friendly options in the market. Second, your car's battery is finite. You would not like to be stuck with a car that won't start due to a drained battery. Avoid leaving your car in idle as well as it wastes gas and is not environmentally responsible. Make sure to start your car around 30-40 mins to charge the battery.
Always stay connected
The next challenge after power is connectivity. Either for sending emails or using certain apps. If you are subscribed to a data plan, just tether your gadgets. Make full use of your subscription by turning your mobile phone into a connectivity hub when on the go. Alternatively, you can always park near a coffee shop and borrow wi-fi.
Maximize your space
You won't have much space inside the car. The driver's seat will be the least comfortable place to work in because of the steering wheel. You can use the backseat since it has the most space. For the front passenger seat, you may want to move it all the way to the back. I recommend using a portable desk on top of your lap to give you an even and flat surface to work on.
Once you decide to turn your car into a mobile office, you’d want to get the best auto insurance to keep it safe. At CSIS Insurance Services, Inc., we work hard in making sure that our clients are well-protected with policies that they can afford. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (888) 501-2747 or Click Here to request a free quote.
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