Although many drivers are attracted to the beauty and quality of high-end sports cars, few can afford them. However, those who can afford and buy them may overlook the cost of insurance and other expenses connected with them. In addition, only a few may consider the responsibilities of those who drive high-powered, high-speed automobiles.
With the electronically-limited top speed of 155-mph, the 2013 Jaguar XKR is engineered for safe operation. Trac Dynamic Stability Control with engine and brake intervention makes increases the safety of the car at high speeds. However, all of the safety features are meaningless unless the driver remains alert and able to control the vehicle at all times.
Other sports cars like the Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche, Mercedes Benz and BMW are engineered for safe driving at high speeds, but the safest engineering will not save a drowsy or otherwise impaired driver. Drivers of high-speed cars are responsible for avoiding accidents and injury while operating them.
Since drivers are purchasing one of the most expensive cars on the market, they should consider the high cost of insurance. Owners should also be aware of how much the rates will increase in the event of an accident. In addition, if injuries occur, drivers should be aware of the various injury laws in their area. For example, if you live in San Diego, drivers should learn as much as possible about San Diego injury law. Being prepared is characteristic of responsible people, and responsible people shop around for the best buy in insurance.
Fuels will be more expensive because sports cars burn premium brands only. Since high-end sports cars use synthetic oil, owners will pay $80 to $100 for each oil change. Keep in mind that regular oil changes extends the life of the car. In addition, owners should take their cars to an authorized dealer for repairs. They have the parts, technology and knowledge of the best ways to maintain your car.
Purchasing the right tires, and keeping them properly inflated will increase the gas mileage and the life of the tire. Check your tire pressure regularly.
Some sports car owners might consider installing a GTS Pro Touring Kit. Since most sports cars sit closer to the ground, this kit gives added suspension with strength and support for rough roads.
A quality air intake system will reduce fuel costs and increase performance. The Challenger R/T SRT Cold Air intake system is easy to install and has a lifetime air filter.
Since high-end sports cars are very expensive, only responsible people should purchase them. They should learn all they can about the proper maintenance and care of their cars. They should familiarize themselves with their owners’ manuals, use the recommended fuels, have repairs made at authorized dealers, and keep the car in nearly mint condition.
Sports cars that are maintained in good or nearly mint condition may become valuable classics. Proper maintenance and care could easily turn an owner’s good investment into a more valuable one.