Many a vehicle owner has had the frightening experience of sliding on icy roads. Preventing the situation involves ensuring that tires have adequate tread. Maintain a greater distance between vehicles when the weather changes. Driver slower and slow further before curves or turns. For any maintenance needs or to winterize a vehicle, consult with one of our George Gee Kia Spokane technicians to prepare for winter.

If a slide occurs, do not apply the brakes. This action makes the situation worse. The wheels must move freely to make the correction. Gently turn the steering wheel and front wheels in the same direction that the rear wheels are sliding. As the vehicle straightens, straighten the front wheels. Keep the eyes focused on the direction in which you want to travel.

Do not panic and oversteer to correct the slide. Oversteering encourages the vehicle to travel into a full spin.

 

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