Buick SKYLARK 1994 Owner Manual

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Driving on Snow or Ice

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

However. if these is snow or ice between your tires and the road. you can have a very slippery situation. You'll have a lot less [motion or “grip" and will need to be very careful.


What’s me worst time For this? “Wet ice." Very cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can he even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You can get “wet ice" when it‘s about freezing (32°F: [PC] and [flitting ntit] begins to fell. Try[ to avoid driving on. wet ice until Holland. sand crews can gel there.

Whatever the condition -- smooth ice. packed. blowing or loose snow -- drive with caution. Accelerate gently. Try not to break the fragile traction. if you accelerate too fast. the riri we wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more.

Your anti-loci; brakes improve your ability to make a hard stop on a slippery read. Even though you have the anti—lock braking system. you’ll want to bogin smpping sooner than you would on dry pavement. Soc "Anti-lock“ in the Index.

0 Allow greater lollowlng distance on any slipper)r road.

0 Watch 1111' slipper}- spots. The road mighl be fine until you hit is spot that's covered with ice. (in an otherwise clear mad, ice patches may appear in shaded areas where the sun can‘l reach: around clumps of trees. behind buildings. or under bridges. Sometimes the surface of a curve or rut overpass may

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