Adverse Weather Driving
First of all, make sure that your tires are in good condition. If your tires are bald or do not have the correct tire-pressure you run the risk of losing traction right out of the gate. Assuming your tires are in good condition, here's what to remember:
- Pretend there are eggs underneath your pedals and you don't want to break them. Why? It's important to drive very smoothly and to not make any abrupt speed or directional changes when driving in wet or slippery conditions.
- Do not count on our Anti-lock brakes or your 4-wheel drive to keep you safe. It's better to count on steady control, slow speeds, wide following distances and plenty of time and space to make a full stop to keep you safe.
- If you do start sliding, look and steer gently in the direction you want to go. If you're looking at an obstacle you're probably going to be aiming at it, too. Look away from the obstacle and steer very smoothly toward the open path.