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Reduce The Effects of Extreme Driving on Your Vehicle

September 17, 2019, 2:29pm EDT

Are you someone who enjoys pushing the limits when it comes to driving? Standard driving typically involves cruising steadily in normal conditions, but in today's world, where conditions can be challenging, being an extreme driver is becoming more common. Kidney Cars is here to help you drive more safely during difficult times.

What is extreme driving?

  • Severe Weather: Whether it's freezing, rain, snow, fog, or scorching heat, the elements can be one of the biggest challenges drivers need to overcome.
  • Challenging Environments: Salty coastal areas, icy roads, steep hills, and dusty terrains can affect your car and make it more difficult to drive.
  • Short Commutes: Even short trips can be intense, especially with constant stops and starts.
  • Traffic Jams: Maneuvering through stop-and-go traffic requires a different set of skills.
  • Heavy Loads: Carrying passengers, cargo, or towing a trailer adds an extra layer of difficulty-especially if you need to stop quickly.

While extreme driving can take a toll on your car and reduce fuel efficiency, there are steps you can take to ensure that your vehicle performs efficiently, reliably, and safely, regardless of the driving conditions.

Tips for extreme drivers

  • Follow the Maintenance Schedule: Consult your automobile owner’s manual and stick to the recommended maintenance and service schedule.
  • Regular Inspections: Keep a close eye on crucial components like shocks and brakes, conducting regular inspections to catch issues early.
  • Frequent Fluid Checks: Regularly check filters, oil, and other fluids to keep your vehicle running smoothly.
  • Avoid Aggressive Driving: Refrain from aggressive driving habits, such as rapid acceleration and sudden stops, which can negatively impact gas mileage or lead to crashes.
  • Stick to the Speed Limit: Speed limits are determined by engineering studies. They are designed to keep you and other drivers safe so do your best to follow them!

By incorporating these simple yet effective tips into your driving routine, you can maintain your vehicle's efficiency, reliability, and safety, no matter how extreme the driving conditions may be. Stay on top of maintenance, drive responsibly, and enjoy the thrill of extreme driving while keeping your car in top-notch condition.

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