There are two types of petrol heads in the world. The first eat, breath, and sleep anything automotive. Their day generally starts with a check of their Instagram feed, which is full of car and truck accounts, and then a spirited drive to work. The rest of their day will be filled with thoughts and conversations about anything car related and another spirited drive home. Evenings will be spent at a car meet, in the garage, or online shopping for parts and reading info on other builds. The next day it all starts again. These are the signs of true car lovers.

The second type picks and chooses when they allow cars or trucks to be the center of their days. The respect and connection is missing from their lives. These people try to use vehicles as a way to be cool and fit in. It’s called posing and you need to stay away from this group at all costs. Trouble seems to revolve around members of this group because of their lack of respect. If you don’t want to be found guilty by association learn these 10 Tips For Spotting A Fake Gear Head.

4. Their Modification List Contains Too Many Non-Performance Related Parts

Many automotive posers will use only appearance enhancers to modify their vehicles. Stick on hood scoops, body kits, performance wheels, and even lift kits on 4x4s to look the part. They have no desire to increase horsepower or efficiency. They are a limited number of real gear heads that stick to just the visual aesthetics for show car reasons. These individuals will know every inch of their vehicles and be more than happy to show it to you. Fake petrol heads won’t know heads or tails about their modifications or vehicles. They can talk the talk but they can’t walk the walk

3. Is His Car Covered In Stickers

We’ve all seen these cars before. Their body panels or windshields will be covered in performance parts stickers. This stickers don’t do anything but advertise for the companies that provided the stickers. You would be surprised at the number of cars that run stickers and don’t even have a single part from the featured company on their car. Stickers are a cry for attention and should only be used by actual race or show cars that are sponsored by specific companies. There is nothing wrong with applying one or two performance product stickers at a time if you really like a particular product. Going overboard with stickers is a tell tale sign of a poser.

source: 305insider
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