Buick RIVIERA 1998 Owner Manual

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It' you drive regulated)I in steep country. or if you're planning to visit there. here ill'L'. so me Lips Ilist can make your trips realm and more enjoyable.

I Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all l'loid

Coasting downhill in NEUTRAL {N} or with the

levels and also the brakes. tires. cooling system and Iransasle. These parts can wort: hard on mountain roads.

Know him: In go down hills. The most important thing to know is lhis: Iel your engine do some nl' [he slowing down. Shift to a lower gear when you go down a steep or long hill.

If you don't. shil't clown, your brakes eould get so hot that they wouldn’t work well. You would then

have poor braking or even none going down a. hill. You could crash- Shirt down to let your engine assist your brakes on n steep

downhill slope.

ignition off is dangerous. Your brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down. They could get

so hot that they wouldn’t work well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill. You could crash. Always have your engine running and your vehicle in gear when you

go downhill.

Know how to go uphill. Drive in the highest

gear possible.

Stay in your own lune when driving on two-lane raids in hills or mountains. Don't swing wide or eul scrum. die center of the road. Drive at speeds that let you stay in your own lane.

As you go over the top of s hill. be alert. There could be something in your lane. like a stalled ear or an widen.

You may see highway signs on mountains mat warn of special problems. Examples are long grades. passing or nil-passing zones. a falling rocks area or winding roads. Be alert to tl'iea: and take appropriate action.

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