o Empty your pockets. A wallet in your back pocket raises one hip above the other, twisting your spine and straining your lower back.
o Use the lumbar support in your seat, or buy a back-support cushion. It helps maintain the natural curve of your spine. Also tilt your seat back to reduce pressure on your back.
o Close your window. Or open it all the way. Having the window cracked sends a breeze over your neck, causing stiffness as your muscles contract.
o Always keep your thumbs on the rim of the steering wheel. Hanging them over the spokes can lead to damaged and sore tendons.