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Roadhacker Part 2: Even More Driving Tricks for Bad Lads

June 10, 2014

Okay, so you’re not Lewis Hamilton or Ryan Gosling in Drive – we get that. But that doesn’t mean you have to embarrass yourself on the road – and with our help, you won’t have to. Last year we brought you Roadhacker, the ultimate guide to sweet driving tricks and how to execute them with ease – and now we’re back with even more ways to be a painfully impressive human being. We’ve compiled even more amazing driving tricks any self-respecting man should know – and the best part is they’re hella easy.

Disclaimer: we are responsible for respect gained but not for lives lost – don’t try this stuff on public roads.

What are you waiting for? Let’s get roadhacking.


Trail Braking

This one’s a racing favourite – so you just know it’ll be a hit on track day. To execute trail braking correctly, you’ll need to use your brakes past a corner entrance, creating a weight transfer towards the front tyres. This increases traction and reduces understeering. Trail braking ain’t easy, and it requires a lot of feel and a whole lot of balance to get it right – but if you nail it, you’ll be the envy of aspiring alpha males everywhere.

Cadence Braking

This advanced start-and-stop braking technique is guaranteed to help you out of any sticky situations like exotic car chases through capital cities or driving like a loser. Cadence braking allows you to steer and brake on slippery surfaces, and will not only help you lose the European terrorists on your tail – but could even save your life. And that’s pretty badass.


The Fast and Furious franchise brought this badass driving trick to the masses, however, drifting was already a cult favourite on Japan’s racing scene. Drifting involves deliberately oversteering to create a loss of traction in the back wheels through turns. There are actually entire competitions dedicated to drifting pros, with cars designed solely with this technique in mind – which should let you know that this is one roadhack you’ll need on your repertoire.

The Bootlegger

Legend has it this sexy driving trick was invented by hillbilly moonshiners during the prohibition era in order to escape revenue agents. Enough said, right? The hairpin is essentially a 180 degree oversteer, allowing you to reverse your direction of travel as quickly as possible. For this, you’ll need a two-lane road and you’ll need to quickly put your car into a lower gear (usually second), then swiftly turn the wheel in the direction of the opposite lane. If you nail the hairpin, you’ll enter a controlled skid, find the opposite lane and turn completely around. This one’s worth knowing.

The Burnout

Behold the pièce de résistance of driving tricks. The burnout is an untouchable classic and absolutely guarantees the respect of every man alive. To execute correctly, you’ll need to keep your car stationary, spinning its wheels, causing your tyres to smoke due to the heat resulting from this immense friction. Don’t worry – this smoke is a vapor rather than a fire, meaning you’re free to assert your manliness without the fear of imminent death. Nail this and you’re golden.

Godspeed – and drive safe.

So now you’ve learned all the insane roadhacks you’ll ever need, how about an upgrade? You’re going to need a new car to do with those new skills, and the Car Loan Warehouse can help. We’re experts in car finance and guarantee a car loan that suits your budget. Check out our loan calculator now to find your rate – let’s get this show on the road.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.