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Driving on Snow or Ice
Most of the time. those places where your tires meet the road probably have good traction.
However, if there is snow or iee between your tires and the road. you can him: a very slippery situation. You'll have a lot less; traction or “g rip" and will need to he very careful.
What’s the wars-t time For IJ'Lis'.’ “Wet ice." very cold snow or ice can he slick and hard to drive on. Bul 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; I)“ C) and freezing rain begins to fall. Try to avoid driving on wet ice until salt and sand crews can get there.
Whatever the condition ﬁ smoodi ice. packed. blowing or loose snow -- drive with caution.
If you have traction control, keep the system on. it will improve your ability to accelerate when driving on a slippery road. Even though your vehicle has a Inaction control system you‘ ll went to slow down and adjust your driving to the road conditions. See ‘Treetion Control System" in the Index.
If you don't have the traction control system. aeiielerute gently. Try not to break the fragile traction. If you accelerate too fast. the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more.