Buick LESABRE 1998 Owner Manual

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If your vehicle starts to slide. ease your foot off the accelerator pedal and quickly steer the way you want the vehicle to go. If you start steering quickly enough. your vehicle may straighten out. Always be read y for a second skid if it occurs.

Of course. traction is reduced when water. snow, ice. grave] or other mate rial is on the road. For safety. you'll want to slow down and adjust your driving tn the at: conditions. it is important to slow down on slippery surfaces because 51013]:ng distance will be longer and vehicle control more limited.

While driving on El surface with reduced traction. try your best to avoid sudden steering. acceleration or braking [including engine braking by shifting to a lower gear}. Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide. You may not realize the surface is slippery until your vehicle is skidding. Learn to recognize warning

clues -- such as enough water. me or packed snow

on the road to make a "mineral surface“ -- and slow down when you have any doubt.

Remember: Any anti—lock brake system {ABS} helps avoid only the braking Skid.

Driving at Night

Night driving is more dangerous than day driving. One reason is that some drivers are likely to he intpuired —— hy alcohol or drugs. 1with night vision problems. or by fatigue

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