Microcar Handling on Varied Road Surfaces
How to Safely Drive in a Micro-Car During Bad Weather
Driving a micro-car can be incredibly dangerous on certain external conditions on the road. Micro-cars are incredibly small and are not entirely suitable for icy or snowy road terrain. Because of this, it is important for you to take extra precautions when driving a smaller vehicle on roadways when it is nasty outside. If you can, avoid using a smaller car when roads are icy and snowy. This eliminates the chance of an accident altogether so that you can be safe. Larger vehicles that have all-wheel-drive are more suitable for roads when it is nasty outside.
When driving on an icy surface in a micro-car, it might be a good idea for you to focus on weight distribution. You can do this by adding something heavy to the trunk of the vehicle, such as bags of cat litter or bags of defrosting salt. This extra weight will weigh down the back of the small car, allowing you to get more traction on the roadways to prevent skidding. If you are driving a tiny vehicle, it is important that you put emphasis on the weight of the vehicle when on icy and snowy terrain.
Micro-cars can also be difficult to drive on a dirt surface, so it is important for you to always avoid heavy slopes when in a smaller vehicle. Keep in mind that smaller cars do not have the suspension and weight that a larger vehicle is going to offer. Because of this, they are more at risk for skidding and also for capsizing if they are put on too much of a climb. These are all things you should be aware of when you are driving the vehicle, whether it is on an icy surface or even a dirt surface in the area you're currently traveling.
Owning and driving a micro-car can be a wonderful way to have a vehicle that is small and fast enough to get you to where you need to go. Unfortunately, these vehicles are not always the best when the weather outside gets bad. Be sure to always weigh down the car and get its tires changed to all-weather tires so that you have more traction on bad roadways. It might also be a good idea to have the vehicle serviced by a qualified mechanic before the winter hits in your area so that you can be sure it is going to hold up to the bad weather.
The best thing for you to do is to keep an eye on the weather outside as well as the terrain that you'll be driving on. If it is very nasty out, you might want to consider driving a different car to get to work or to wherever you need to go. If this is not an option for you, you should weigh down the back of the car to prevent fish-tailing and so that you can have a safer drive on the road while you are out there traveling to where you need to go.