Monthly Archives: May 2016

Strategies for Avoiding Road Anxiety

strategies for avoiding road anxiety

Even for the most experienced and poised driver, road anxiety can seem unavoidable sometimes. It’s as if all of the elements that stress you out arrive at once and next thing you know, you feel weak or faint and out of control. To prevent such an episode, we’ve compiled some strategies for avoiding road anxiety.

Learn To Recognize Triggers

Do too many big rig trucks make you nervous? Does rain do it? Or do you have a certain someone in your life who likes to backseat drive? Whatever your triggers are, learn to acknowledge them. This way you can start to implement relaxation and coping techniques early.

Coping Techniques

Techniques will be different for everyone. Some people will benefit from breathing exercises. Others may benefit from listening to chill music like Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis. And yet others may find that they can prevent road anxiety by simply coaching themselves. As long as they are effective, it doesn’t matter what techniques you use.

Prevention is the Best Medicine

If it’s rain or snow that bothers you, try to avoid it altogether. Ask someone else to drive or arrange your day so that you do not have to go out in it. If it’s heavy traffic, take a different route home, even if it costs you more time.


Camaro Warranty Extends to the Track, Says Chief Engineer

camaro warranty

Think about how painful it might be to buy a sports car only to be unable to race it; or at least, be unable race it and expect to keep your warranty intact. This has happened to quite a few people over the years, owning all sorts of different vehicles.

But if you own a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, you won’t have to worry. Al Oppenheiser, the chief engineer of Chevrolet, recently made some awfully reassuring comments to Motor Authority.

He put it simply, “If you’re not modifying your car and you take your production car to a track day and you have an issue with one of your parts, it’s covered under warranty.”

After all, it makes sense. Chevrolet knows that people who buy the Camaro are going to want to explore the full potential of this seriously sporty car. Why else would they put a 6.2-liter V8 good for 455 horsepower under the hood? Why else would they give it Magnetic Ride Control and brake cooling ducts? Clearly the message here is: drive this car at the track.

And now with the full Camaro warranty, you can do so with more confidence!