Perhaps your driving skills are excellent and you’ve never faced any difficulties moving around your roads. But how about driving in a totally different condition where unexpectedly the roads aren’t as pleasant as yours.
Honesty, we all love driving on smooth and silky roads, but when the conditions are tough, that’s where our skills are really tested. Although, roads are meant to maintain in a good condition, while it’s true that at many remote areas with usual pleasant weather conditions, you often have to face a pothole in the middle of the road. Therefore it becomes much more difficult to drive under these conditions where you have such difficult roads to drive, while you are moving intercity or in the countryside.
Despite the vehicle you own, and the country you drive in, the following tips will prove out to be really helpful driving on those challenging road conditions.
1. Get The Grip on the Vehicle’s Wheel Drive
Understanding what you are actually driving makes it easy to get a complete command on it. Therefore it’s crucial to know whether the vehicle you’re driving is a rear wheel, front wheel, or a four-wheel drive. This helps drivers to better learn how to handle their vehicle in difficult road conditions.
For instance, if you are driving a four-wheel drive Japanese used car in Ireland and come across a hilly road which is affected by a land slide, having a command on this type of roads could just make it easy for you to handle the situation well. This is the same for other wheel drive vehicles as well.
2. Modifying Your Vehicle Accordingly
Just like it’s recommended to perform a regular maintenance check on the vehicle. Performing time to time adjustments according to your road conditions can give you a safe and an enjoyable driving experience.
Consider you are driving in the snowy weather and you have been experiencing those wheels skidding time and again. Changing to snow tires could give you a better grip on roads. Similarly, lifting your vehicle because of those bumpy roads can give you and the passengers in your vehicle feel less of the uncomfortable road.
3. Keep In the Fast Lane
The same road could have a different type of condition, so it’s better to stay away from the side which is in poor condition.
Usually, the right lanes (fast lane) are under a better condition because of that heavy traffic on the other side. The heavy trailers and trucks take the left side (slow lane), thus causing many potholes under especially under a rainy season. Therefore, it’s ideal to stay in the fast lanes which are comparatively in a much better condition and avoid an unexpected pothole causing the tires to burst at high speed.
4. Keep At Low Speeds
This is the golden tip which stands on the top from the others. As keeping your speed down under rough condition roads could ultimately save you from getting into a serious damage.
For instance, you might have to drive on an under construction road with gashes, holes or large bumps. Speeding high on that particular road might result in damaging your vehicle badly, or in a worst case scenario, an unfortunate accident.
On the other hands keeping your speed at low levels at harsh road conditions gives you a good reaction time to save yourself from the possible danger coming ahead.
5. Always Carry the Emergency Tools
Despite whatever precautions you take, there are always chances to get yourself affected by the rough road conditions. Therefore it’s wise to carry certain emergency tools which could get you back on the road again or at least could make you call for assistance.
A spare tire, tire jack, lug wrench, jumper cables, torchlight, first aid kit etc. are ideal to keep, especially when you are aren’t sure which type of road condition you could be facing.
Utilizing the aforementioned tips will not only keep your vehicle away from experiencing a major damage but at the same time keeping yourself safe from unexpected dangers on those road condition out there. So despite whatever you drive and wherever you live in, keeping yourself safe on the roads must be your priority.