Raising the car isn’t good option
shielding that improves airflow underneath the car. But since this car starts out low to the ground for aerodynamic purposes, you also could be risking a more important component. So my advice would be: If it scrapes, look for a different car.
Tom: You’re not going to raise the car a few inches. That’s impractical, and it’s difficult to do. Plus, you’d change the car’s handling and decrease its mileage. You might get half an inch out of larger tires, but if you need more than that, try something else.
Ray: There are several other Prius models now — the Prius V and Prius C — and you might find that one is better suited to your particular situation. If not, there are other great hybrids out there made by other companies, and you’ll just have to consider one of those instead.
Tom: But before you buy any of them, make your driveway part of the test drive. You don’t want to drive your brand-new car home for the first time only to discover that you now have to sell the house and move!
— Shirley Tom: No. He’s trying to kill you, Shirley. Keep a close eye on him.
Ray: And don’t listen to his advice about how it’s quicker to use the elevator shaft instead of waiting for the elevator. Dear Tom and Ray: My husband tells me I should “wiggle” my steering wheel when I take a curve because it gives you better traction, especially in rain or snow. ... Is this so?