Tips on How to Correct a Slide

As the winter sets in, our team at Skyline Mitsubishi in Thornton, CO wants to help you prepare for harsh driving conditions. Sliding is common when the roads are covered in ice, and if you don't respond correctly to a slide, it can be dangerous for you and those around you.

Two common types of slides that occur on ice are understeer and oversteer. Oversteer is more dangerous than understeer and happens when your vehicle fishtails and spins out. If you experience oversteer, then refrain from using the brakes. It's important to be cautious with the brakes when you're driving on ice because the brakes can trigger a slide or make it worse.

If you can, try to turn into the slide, and be prepared for the car swinging back in the opposite direction, which can happen several times. Try to remain calm because this will help prevent you from overcorrecting. Overcompensating can cause a vehicle to rotate faster.

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