Meet The Enemy Of All Fast Car Lovers

Posted by at 24 December 2017, at 00 : 54 AM

Meet The Enemy Of All Fast Car Lovers

The clue is in the title. Camaro Car Place. Now don’t let that confuse you because we attract readers from all sorts of backgrounds and with all sorts of preferences. But our typical reader tends to have a passion for high numbers. We’re talking engine size, torque, top speed rev counts and all that stuff that makes the hair on the back of your everywhere stand up and salute. It’s amazing. But there is one teeny-tiny problem with these kinds of temptation and it’s called winter.

As such, we’re here to help tame the beast that resides in your pedal-foot so that you don’t find yourself caught in a bad situation and even worse weather, the thought of calling accident lawyer Hendrick Crowell dancing on your mind as you wish you had listened to our advice. So, with that in mind, we have pulled together a list of advice that can help you and your car ride out the colder months and get back to enjoying the drive come springtime.

1. Nothing holds more influence over your safety than your tires, so make sure they are properly inflated. Not too high and not too low. And check the tread on them too. There’s no point in taking risks.

2. Never let your gas tank dip below the halfway mark. If you do, then you run the risk of condensation forming and your lines succumbing to a nasty bit of freeze, which could seriously damage your car in the long run.

3. This is no time to be using cruise control. At all. Ever. Okay, well, not ever, but until the spring comes back around. You need to be in total control and that isn’t possible with cruise control on.

4. Whatever you’re doing with the pedals, do it gently. Accelerating, braking, changing gears; it all needs to be done with more delicacy than flower arranging. Nothing sudden. That’s a rule and one you really don’t want to ignore. It’s not just because you could slip, it is also to do with gaining traction in the first place.

5. You need to adjust your mindset for the simple fact braking distances triple when it’s cold and wet and icy and snowy. Triple. We’re talking about a gap of eight to ten seconds. That means slowing up you hothead. Everything takes longer and that is just something you need to accept. And if you find that hard to do, then get yourself a sticker that says “it’s better to be ten minutes late in this world than ten minutes early for the next”.

6. If you come to a hill, then you need to know what you are doing, which means thinking ahead. Accelerate too hard and you will find your wheels spin, which is another way of saying you will lose traction. So, take all hills on with patience and a light foot. On the other hand, don’t run the risk of stopping on a hill either because that could be disastrous. Instead, make sure you have a clear path before committing.

Don’t worry; it’s only for a few months.

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