Five Tips to Face A Speed Reducer
The speed reducers, whether studs, donkey loins, or sidewalks, are intended to force drivers to drive slowly and more safely, especially in straight lines, which tend to tempt them to step on the accelerator and in caution areas, as in which there are schools or hospitals.
While the main premise remains to circulate slowly in urban areas and respecting speed limits, it is true that many times, we encounter these reducers like the parking lot speed bumps and do not know how to react. In this note, we give you some tips to avoid damage to your vehicle.
If they are well marked, the idea is not to hit braking at the last moment. This will prevent, first, that the car behind you crashes; second, damage to brakes and shock absorbers. On the other hand, stepping on the brake for too long accelerates the wear of discs and pads, deforms the discs, vibrates the steering wheel every time you brake, and deteriorates the brake fluid, limiting its resistance to fatigue.
- Circulate Slowly
It is the most logical option to prevent damage to the vehicle; therefore, you need to be cautious when passing a cable speed bump. If you see bumpy roads in your area or speed bumps in poor condition, notify the authorities.
- No Clutches
As it works by friction, the clutch wears out every time it is depressed. It is also not convenient to operate the gearbox.
- Do Not Use The “Neutral”
Although driving in “neutral” allows you to spend less fuel, it is dangerous because we have less control of the car, and we do not have engine retention, so it can cause the brakes to warm up.
- Do Not Dodge
Passing the speed bumps with a single wheel on one side can lead to deformation and deterioration of the damping springs. The two wheels of each axle must be passed at the same time.