Sunday, July 16, 2017

Shameless Self-promotion - AutoTrader

Fording a flooded road - Mercedes' surprisingly capable GLK
Emergencies and breakdowns can occur at any time of the year, and despite the fact that winter is most associated with having car trouble or encountering treacherous conditions, summer has its own hazards.

You can read about how to prevent, prepare for, and deal with several such scenarios in my piece for the AutoTrader here.

Flooded roads - such as the one simulated for the launch of Mercedes' GLK in Germany, as seen above - are just one warm-weather threat. Note the nice bow wave and the corresponding area of reduced depth immediately behind it that this slow-moving GLK is creating. This is what you want, not the YouTube-hit generating cascade of water a high-speed traverse will generate. Those look cool, but have a good likelihood of resulting in a similarly internet-enticing mid-crossing engine failure.

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