With no damage caused by terrain and no experience penalty for death, players are encouraged to throw everything into combat. The game awards bonuses the faster you take out enemies, so plow right into that crowd of scavengers and run down a half dozen with one powerslide. Even if they surround you and pump you full of lead, there's nothing to lose, except your showroom shine.
However, if your PC doesn't have guts, you'll never get the glory. Auto Assault's minimum specs feel way too low; to really enjoy the carnage, you'll need a 3.0Ghz process and as much RAM as you can stuff into your computer. This is not a game for the faint-of-hardware. Consider a hard drive upgrade too, since AA requires at least 11GB of free space just to install, and more space when the game patches. No joke: if your HD is already packed, you may need to uninstall every other game you own before you even begin to load Auto Assault.