Driving Your Sports Car in the Winter: Five Safety Tips

    Posted by Ben Davidson about 3 months ago
    If you love summer breaks and hitting the highway in your shiny roadster, you might be thinking that it is time to swap to an SUV for the cold months. The good news is that you can improve the performance of your sports car in the winter months, so you can enjoy a ride whenever you want to see more of the country. Below you will find five tips on how to get your roadster ready for winter drives.

    Change Your Tires
    Sports tires perform best on hot road surface, therefore, you will need to visit your specialist repair center and get them to swap your tires to winter versions. This way, you can drive on icy and snowy roads and maximize the traction. Make sure that you ask your mechanic to adjust your settings, so they are more suitable for winter. Check the winter driving safety recommendations of your manufacturer, so you don’t end up disappointed with your car’s performance in cold weather. You will need to take your time with maneuvers, and maybe forget rapid braking.

    Check the Tracking
    It is also important that you get your tracking checked. If you have taken long trips on winding roads in the summer, chances are that your steering needs adjusting. If your car has tracking issues, it will be harder to maneuver in wet and cold weather, and your tires will show signs of uneven wear. Tracking problems can also cause the brakes to underperform. Check your model’s performance to find out whether it is able to cope with ice and snow.

    Add Your Roof
    To stay warm and maintain the condition of your car interior, you will next need to visit your car specialist to install your roof, if you are driving a convertible. Snow, ice, and changing temperatures can not only damage your skin, but also the quality leather materials used in your sports car. Always look for a recommended convertible specialist who can ensure that your roof is safely installed, and you are protected from the weather.

    Check Your Batteries
    Before you start off on a winter cross-country trip in your roadster, you have to get your batteries tested. Without making sure that you have enough power to keep the air conditioning, heating, lights, and satellite navigation running, you should not start off. A battery test takes only a few minutes at your local car repair station, and can prevent the simple common cause of breakdowns in the winter.

    Protect Your Bodywork
    It is also recommended that you visit your body shop to ask about different winter wax treatments that can help you protect the paint on your car, so it doesn’t get damaged by the snow and ice. If you are expecting hailstones and ice frozen on the car, you need to make sure that the shine of your car is preserved. Make sure that you also protect parts underneath the body, as salting the roads and creating acidic sludge can cause corrosion.
    While you can take your sports car out of the garage in the winter, you need to get her prepared for the new challenges ahead.


    Latest Articles

    See All
    • The Process Of Getting A New Car
      The Process Of Getting A New Car

      February 23, 2018 - It's important to take into consideration the lifestyle you live, the career you have, the environment you're in, and whether or not you have a family, as all this will determine the style of car you have.

    • Future of mobility at the Canadian International Auto Show
      Future of mobility at the Canadian International A...

      February 19, 2018 - With the Canadian International Auto Show in full swing, there are a lot of questions about how close we are to driverless vehicles with ever changing technology.

    •  Newly-Appointed Designated Driver? Here Are Some Things to Keep in Mind
      Newly-Appointed Designated Driver? Here Are Some ...

      February 19, 2018 - To help you out, we’ve put together a couple of useful tips and things to keep in your mind (and your car!) to ensure that you’re the best designated driver you and your friends have ever had.

    • A Smooth Ride: Ensure That You're Prepared For The Road Ahead
      A Smooth Ride: Ensure That You're Prepared For The...

      February 16, 2018 - with more traffic on the roads than ever before and an increase in the number of irresponsible road users; you don’t want to become a driver who will cause any issues. It’s also crucial to become more aware of your surroundings when driving, as there

    • BMW X5 M: Puts the M in Monstrous – in the best possible way
      BMW X5 M: Puts the M in Monstrous – in the best po...

      February 13, 2018 - BMW’s Motorsport division – perhaps better known as BMW M GmbH – has a reputation rooted in motorsport and performance. From cars like the legendary 3.0 CSL and the iconic E30 M3, the letter “M” has become almost synonymous with driver focused perfor

    • 5 Reasons Why The Mini Cooper 2-Door Still Makes A Big Impact For New Drivers
      5 Reasons Why The Mini Cooper 2-Door Still Makes A...

      February 13, 2018 - The car might be small, but it still packs a hell of a punch for being a stylish icon. Here are just five reasons why it may be the winning solution for you.

    • Repairing Your Car After An Accident: Why Is It Important?
      Repairing Your Car After An Accident: Why Is It Im...

      February 13, 2018 - You might find yourself in some tricky situation if you allow a small problem to turn into a bigger one. Here’s why you might want to tend to those minor issues right now.

    •  The Best Vehicles for New Drivers
      The Best Vehicles for New Drivers

      February 9, 2018 - At the same time, you have to consider insurance costs (which are almost always higher for new drivers), running costs, and value for money. But not to worry, that’s where we can come in to help. Here are a couple of our favourite cars for people who

    • Easy Rider To Ghost Rider: A History Of Motorcycles In Hollywood
      Easy Rider To Ghost Rider: A History Of Motorcycle...

      February 8, 2018 - So, to set the record straight, the good folks at Wheels On Edge thought they’d *walk you through a short history of motorcycle Hollywood.

    • The Best Way To Remove Scratches And Chips From Your Beloved Car
      The Best Way To Remove Scratches And Chips From Yo...

      February 8, 2018 - You may have been following a salt spreader during winter, parked a little close to another vehicle in a car park or you’ve simply noticed the odd scuff appearing here and there. Don’t worry, there are ways to get rid of these unsightly marks and hav

    Share This!