Even professional drivers will eventually develop bad habits that can, over time, cause wear and tear to their limousines. Today, Coachwest has compiled a few tips to help you avoid unnecessary damage to your luxury vehicles.
Stopping and Starting Too Quickly
Many of our clients may be in a rush to get to the airport or a business meeting, but the long-term impact of abrupt starts and stops could damage the integrity of your limousine. Stopping too quickly will damage your brake pads and discs, leading to costly repairs and a degraded braking ability. Accelerating too quickly places unnecessary strain on your engine. Worst of all, driving this way is unsafe for you, your passengers, and other motorists. Drive smarter, not faster, and get to the destination safely.
Shifting from Reverse to Drive Before Coming to a Complete Stop
While planning ahead can often help you to avoid situations in which you need to put your limousine in reverse, ensuring you reverse correctly is incredibly important to your vehicle’s drivetrain. When the drivetrain is suddenly forced to move in the opposite direction, it can wear down your CV joints and the clutch pack. While doing this one time won’t cause lasting damage, if you get into the habit of shifting before your limousine comes to a stop, it can slowly cause damage over time.
Revving a Cold Engine
This habit applies to everyone, not just those driving in cold habitats. When you start a ‘cold’ vehicle, it needs time to circulate the oil around the engine. Revving the engine before oil has circulated puts extra wear and tear on the rings, cylinder walls, valves, crankshaft, and the engine bearings. All of these components need lubrication to function properly. While you may be in a rush to get to your pickup, it’s essential to give your engine time to warm up before you leave.
Shop Quality Luxury Vehicles with Coachwest
Perhaps the most important step in the process is to make sure you purchase a high-quality luxury vehicle at the outset. For almost thirty years, Coachwest has been committed to delivering the best products and services to the specialty vehicle market, including luxury limousines, limousine buses, professional funeral cars, and custom vans. To shop for your next luxury vehicle, contact Coachwest today at 310-609-2900.