Buick SKYLARK 1993 Owner Manual

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Driving on Snow or Ice

Most of the time. those places where your tires meet the road probably have good traction.

However. if there is snow or ice between your tires and the road. you can have a very slipper).r xituatiun. You'll have a lot less traction or "grip" and will need to be very careful.


What's the I.vorst time for this? “Wet ice." Very cold snow or ice Can he slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can he even more trouble because it may offer the least trautitin Eli-all. You can get "wet ice" when it‘s about freezing (32°F: 0°C) and freezing rain begins to fall. Try to avoid driving on wet ice until salt and sand crews can get there.

Wl'tatever the condition _. smooth ice. packed. blowing or loose snow -- drive with caution. Accelerate gendy. Try not in break the fragile traction. If you accelerate too Fast. the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more.

Your anti—Joel: brakes improve your ability to make a hard stop on EL slippery road. Even though you have the anti-lock braking system. you'l] want to begin stopping sooner than you 1would on dry pavement. See ”Anti-lock" in the index.

I Allow greater following distance on any slippery road.

I Walsh t'or slippery spots. The road might be lint: until you hit a spul that’s covered Iwith ice. On an otherwise clear road. iee patches ma}r appear in shaderl areas where the sun can‘t reach: around clumps of trees. behind buildings. or under bridges. Sometimes the surface pfa on we or an overpass may

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