Buick SKYLARK 1994 Owner Manual

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Braking

Braking action involves W and Eamon time.

First. you have to decide to push on ma brake pedal.

That's W Then you have Io bring up your foot and do it. That‘s melanoma

Average mm: is about 3.!11- ofa second. But that‘s only an average. It might be less with one driver and as long as two or three seconds or more with another. Age, physical condition, alertness, coordination, and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and frustration. But even in BM of a second, a vehicle moving at ED mph [it'll] krni'hl travels 66 feet [213 ml. That could be a lot of distance in an emergency. so keeping enough space between your vehicle and others is important.

And, of course. actual slapping distances vary greatly with the surface of the road (whether it’s pavement or gravel}; the condition of the mad (wet, dry. icy}: tire tread; and the condition of your brakes.

Avoid needless heavy braking. Some people drive in spunc -- heavy acceleration followed by heavy trunking rather than keeping peer: with tral'th. This is a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool bemoan hard amps. Your brakes will wear out much faster if you do a lot of heavy braking. [f you keep pace with the traffic and allow realistic following diatances. you will eliminate a lot of unnecessary braking. That means better braking and longer brake life.

If your engine ever stops while you‘re driving. hraite normally but don't pump your brakes. If you do+ the pedal may get harder to push down. if your engine stops. you will still have some power brake assist. But you will use it when you brake. Once the power assist is unud up, it may take longer to stop and the brake pedal wiil be harder to push.

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