Buick SKYLARK 1995 Owner Manual

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Driving on Snow or lee

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

However, iflhere is snow or ice between your tires and the road. you can have a very slippery situation. You‘li have a lot le s5 traction or "grip” and will need to be very careful.

What‘s the worst time for this? “Wet ice.” 'v'ery cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the


least traction of all. You can get”wet tee" when ifs about freezing {32" F; WC} and freezing rain begins to fall. Try to avoid driving on wet ice until salt and sand crews can get there.

Whatever the condition —- smooth ice. peeked. blowing or loose snow .. drive with caution. Accelerate gently. Try not to break the fragile traction. It you accelerate too fast, the drive wheels-t will spin and pflliah the surface under the tires even more.

Your anti-lock brakes improve your ability to make a hard 5top an a. slippery road. Even though you have the anti—lock braking system. you‘ll want to begin stopping sooner than you would on unity pavement. See "Ant.i~Lt1el-:" in the Index.

0 Allow greater following dismee on any slippew mad.

I Watch for slippery spots. The road might. be fine until you hit a spot that's covered with ice. On an otherwise clear road. ice patches may appear in shaded areas where Ilse sun ean*t reach: around clumps of trees. behind buildings, or under bridges. Sometimes the surface of a curve or an overpass may remain icy when the surrounding roads are clear. If you see a patch of ice ahead of you. hralte before you are on it. Try not to brake while you‘re aetuall y on the ice. and avoid sudden steering maneuvers.

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