Buick SKYLARK 1996 Owner Manual

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Suppose you're steering through a sharp curve.111eo you suddenly mist-ate. Both control systems - steering and aooeleratim -- have todoll‘leiI work wheretheljresmeet the road. Urdefi you have the Enhanced Traction System and the Hermie shift lever is in list: DVERDRIVE ($0 position. adding the sudden acceleration can demand too much of time plantar. You can lose coon-01.

What should you do if this ever happens? Ease up on the. accelerator pedal, steer the 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'll want to go slower.

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

Try to adjust your speed so you can ”drive" through the curve. Maintain a reasonable. steady speed. Wait to accelerate Until you are out of the curve. and then accelerate gently into the straightaway.

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Steering in Emergencies

There are times when steering can he more effective than braking. For example. you oome over a hill and find a truck stopped in your lane, or a car suddeidy pulls out from nowhere, or a child dons out from. between part-ted cars and stops right in front of you. You cut] avoid these problems by braking -- ifyou can stop in time. But sometimes you can‘t: there isn't room. That's the time for evasive action - steering around the

problem,

Your Buick can perform very well in emergencies like these. First apply your brakes. [See “Braking in Emergencies“ earlier in this section.) 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.

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