Your BMW i3 slides and becomes uncontrollable especially during a turn when you weren’t driving so fast? You don’t really understand where it comes from and you’ve been quite shocked.
In this article, we will try to describe the subject, and appreciate all the potential causes that makes your BMW i3 slip, but on top of that how to avoid getting caught up again and crash your BMW i3.
Factors that cause your BMW i3 to slip
Wet soil and aquaplaning
The first thing to consider, even if it seems evident, is the weather conditions. Once the ground is wet, and as a result covered with water, your BMW i3’s grip is completely altered And has a great chance to slip and loose control. You could easily do aquaplaning, which results in the fact that your tire is no longer in strong contact with the ground, and therefore your BMW i3 no longer has any grip. Your car will therefore start to take random, very dangerous directions.
Tire quality, wear, pressure
This aquaplaning phenomenon is clearly accentuated by various reasons. First, the brand of your BMW i3’s tires. If you have decided to buy tires at an unbeatable price, it is most likely to be at the expense of quality. Be very careful with that, your lives are at stake. If there is anything you should be attentive about before buying, it is the tires. Talk to someone qualified or examine comparators on the Internet for your BMW i3 because a bad quality tire could make your BMW i3 to slip very easily.
More than the quality of these tires, there is also their range of wear. Even a tire of excellent quality wears out relatively quickly, count between 40,000 and 50,000 km. When you have worn tires, they become completely smooth and therefore suffer a loss of all BMW i3’s grip on the ground.
Then comes the pressure from them. Actually, an under-inflated tire also favors aqua-planning (we are talking about aquaplnning here but this does not only concern water, but any slippery ground, water, oil, gasoline etc…). Remember to check the pressure of these on a regular basis, especially on the eve of a long journey. The advised pressure is often written on it, otherwise you can look on the internet by filling in your BMW i3’s model.
Vehicle load and driving behaviour
It is also essential to take into account the load of the vehicle. If your safe is overloaded, your BMW i3 will be much harder to control and therefore slip easily. Pay attention to that, and that brings us to the most vital point to consider, your driving style.
If you drive fast, it is just common sense to reduce your grip on the ground. When turning, do not accelerate. Keep in mind, avoid wet areas, especially on the side of the road.
Imagine that you came too fast in the bend, when you start to lose control and start to slip, avoid braking at all costs. This would cause you to permanently lose control of the vehicle.
If your car is leaving from the front, it is advisable to stay on course and wait until you find some grip.
If, on the other hand, you were to start making a tailspin, try to counter-direct your BMW i3 in the right direction.
Of course it is easier said than done, but it is still better to know that than nothing at all!
The main point to remember is that your BMW i3’s brake is your adversary in this circumstance, examine the condition of your BMW i3 on a regular basis, don’t drive too fast, especially in corners, and if this occurs anyway, try to stay calm and just decelerate to restore manageable speed and grip the road again.
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