For Super Mecha Champions players, this guide will provides some tips for you and most of these tips come from personal experience and tips from platinum+ players.
Let us say you found your self one of these and are in a fight with someone, well if you are quick enough with the transformation and the boost button you can activate a small smoke screen around your self, sadly it still shows the glass texture through the smoke so this is really only useful for hiding allies around you, the tutorial teaches you these things are good for traveling and that is true, nothing really to add to that.
How to counter a deformed car? Well let’s say you are in close quarters with it well there is a trick that many people don’t know, two weapons can almost insta kill the person using the deformed car. Cryo guns and flame throwers, of course once past gold people know this and will avoid you if you got a flamethrower, so try not to show it and only show it once they are close enough to blast them
Another way to counter these things is if you use anti-mech weapons but that is rather common sense.
Aiming down sights and reloading makes you an even slower target then if you were off of the board so it is not a good idea to use these mid combat and only to use them for traveling or dodging