Buick CENTURY 1994 Owner Manual

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Suppose you're steering through a sharp run-a. Then you suddenly aeceierate. Both eontroi systems -- steering and acceleration -- have to do their work where the tires meet the: road. Adding the sudden acceleration

can demand too rnueh of those places. 1t’ou can lose controi.

What should you do if this ever tempera-f.II Ease up on the aeoeierator pedal. steerthe vehicle the way you want it to go. and slow down.

Speed limit signs near curves Warn that you should adjust your speed. Of course. the posted speeds are based on good weather and road conditions. Under less favorable conditions you‘ii want to go slower.

if you need to reduce your speed as you approach a curve. do it before you enter the curve. while your front wheels are straight ahead.

Try to adjust your speed so you can "drive" through the curve. Maintain a rear-tonahle. steady speed. Wait to accelerate until you are out of the curve. and then accelerate gently into the straightaway.


Steering in Emergencies

Titre are times when steering can be more eFfectiye than braking. For example. you come over a hill and find a truck stopped in your lane, or a car suddenly pulls out from nowhere, or a chiid darts out from between parked earn and stops right in front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- ii‘you can snip in time. But sometimes you can't: there isn‘t morn. That‘s the time for evasive action steering around the problem.

Your Buick can perform very weil in emergencies like these. First apply your bullies. It is better to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem. to the left or right depending on the space available.

An emergency like this requires close attention and a quick decision. It you are holding the steering wheel at the reeonunended 9 and 3 o‘clock positions. you can turn it a full 18H degrees very quickly without removing either hand. But you have to act fast. steer quickly1 and just as quickly straighten the wheel once you have avoided the object.

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