No one likes to deal with ice, snow or even slush. Safety under these conditions requires careful behavior and there are several basic rules of conduct that can make driving during those winter months safer for everyone.
It is critical – as with any other weather condition – that you are accredited to the current conditions and that you are active when driving. In addition, speed and safety distance must be adapted to different road conditions. Smooth braking, steering and light acceleration / deceleration are critical to safe driving. Take a look at these tips to help you become the best winter driver:
1. Practice is good: Many private companies, along with local and state departments, offer safety training where automotive gearbox owners and ABS owners can learn how to properly cope with ice.
2. Approach: When slippery road conditions are a factor when driving on ice, a second hand gearbox is the best option. Just push the accelerator pedal – otherwise the vehicle is running out of control.
3. Rotate: Always rotate as high as possible at low speed. If you have a manual gearbox, release the clutch slightly when moving. The transfer of cars to the start of automatic cars will not "bounce" like they would if you ride a stick.
4. Manage: Avoid bold steering movements. If the vehicle is still sliding, release the clutch and try not to emotionally contaminate it. If your car does not react while driving, there is only one thing left: gently push the brakes!
5. ABS-free brakes: ABS detachment on the slippery surface and just pushing the brake pedal is a great move. Otherwise, the wheels will lock you and the car will start to slide. If you decide to carry out emergency braking with full force on the brake pedal, the vehicle may be out of control. You need to release the brake and steer in the desired direction, then delay again.
6. ABS brakes: The anti-lock braking systems are fully effective only when the pedal is pressed and the maximum speed is maintained. ABS vehicles can be slowed down and controlled at the same time as long as you do not hit them.
7. Ensuring a good auto warranty: The warranty may look precious at first, but when you look at what it can do for you in the long run, it quickly turns out to be a great addition, especially when the car's warranty can help to secure the brakes and the transmission is ready face another winter.