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A WELL-TUNED AUTOMOBILE CAN GIVE YOU an edge in life. “When the tires are in good shape, the wheels are torqued, and the oil and filters have been changed, you feel a stronger sense of control,” says Mark Wilkins, who has 29 top-five finishes racing for Kia. And people who feel in control also report greater happiness, according to a study from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. The study didn’t look at driving specifically, but “a sense of mastery in one area of your life can extend to other areas,” says study coauthor Erik Helzer, Ph.D. So if your car’s rolling on fresh rubber and the spark plugs are firing clean, you might actually nail that presentation you have later in the day.