Riding with the top down affords the exotic car lover one of the world’s greatest driving thrills. Don’t let the weather keep you from this joy, whatever the season you can still enjoy the pleasure of renting an exotic car and taking her for a joy ride with the top down.
Step Number 1: Keep your eyes, ears and skin protected. Riding in an open vehicle exposes your body to extra wear and tear, so take some precautions beforehand to better protect yourself. There are small particles of water and dust in the wind that is rushing over your face, so protect your eyes with a pair of designer sunglasses like Ray-Bans. If you wear prescription glasses, those will work too, but only if the lenses are made with plastic not glass. If you can, go for a tight fitting wraparound style that will seal the wind out and keep your eyes completely protected.
Your ears will suffer too, from the increased noise from the turbulence created when riding in a convertible. You could slow your exotic rental car down or you could cover your ears with earmuffs, hat or scarf. Even then however, conversation in a convertible that is travelling at highway speed is virtually impossible.
With no roof, you are exposing your skin to dangerous sun rays. Wear a sunblock cream to protect it from becoming burned as well as dried out from the wind. Many moisturizers contain SPF properties, allowing you to take care of both needs with no worries.
Step Number 2: Stay cozy when the weather is cold by insulating the body. A windbreaker jacket is an essential wardrobe item for convertible riding, as well as earmuffs and a pair of warm gloves. Also don’t be afraid to turn on the heater, adjusting the vents to warm your lower extremities first. Heat rises, and it will make its way to the upper body without causing you any discomfort.
Heated seats and steering wheels also help at reducing your exposure to the cold, while still allowing you the freedom of riding around in an exotic convertible. Ask the exotic rental car agent if these features are available before you take it out for a spin.
Step Number 3: Stay comfortable when it is hot outside by drinking plenty of water as you drive. Your wardrobe for a summer drive should be light and airy, yet covering exposed skin to protect it from the sun. A hat that ties around the chin is a good choice for face protection, so long as it is made using a breathable material.
Step Number 4: Know when to close the top. If you get too cold or hot, or if rain or snow starts to fall, it’s time to close the roof of the exotic car. Not only do you not want to be exposed to the elements, the exotic car rental company won’t be pleased with puddles of water on the back seat.
An exotic car rental is a wonderful splurge if you want to feel the power of a top of the line car that looks as good as it sounds. Step it up a notch with a convertible, and you’ll be comfortably cruising in great style with the right wardrobe to match.