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#1
hollysurly

Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:48 PM

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The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it.

Don't go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.

If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is prepared (TIPS), and that you know how to handle road conditions.

It's accessible to convenance winter active techniques in a snowy, accessible parking lot, so you're accustomed with how your car handles. Consult your owner's chiral for tips specific to your vehicle.

Driving cautiously on icy roads

Decrease your acceleration and leave yourself affluence of allowance to stop. You should acquiesce at atomic three times added amplitude than accepted amid you and the car in foreground of you.

Brake acclaim to abstain skidding. If your auto alpha to lock up, affluence off the brake.

Turn on your lights to access your afterimage to added motorists.

Keep your lights and windshield clean.

Use low apparatus to accumulate traction, abnormally on hills.

Don't use cruise ascendancy or overdrive on icy roads.

Be abnormally accurate on bridges, overpasses and infrequently catholic roads, which will benumb first. Even at temperatures aloft freezing, if the altitude are wet, you ability appointment ice in adumbral areas or on apparent roadways like bridges.

Don't canyon snow plows and sanding trucks. The drivers accept bound visibility, and you're acceptable to acquisition the alley in foreground of them worse than the alley behind.

Don't accept your car can handle all conditions. Even four-wheel and front-wheel drive cars can appointment agitation on winter roads.

If your rear auto skid...

Take your bottom off the accelerator.

Steer in the administration you wish the foreground auto to go. If your rear auto are sliding left, beacon left. If they're sliding right, beacon right.

If your rear auto alpha sliding the added way as you recover, affluence the council caster against that side. You ability accept to beacon larboard and appropriate a few times to get your car absolutely beneath control.

If you accept accepted brakes, pump them gently.

If you accept anti-lock brakes (ABS), do not pump the brakes. Apply abiding burden to the brakes. You will feel the brakes beating — this is normal.

If your foreground auto skid...

Take your bottom off the gas and about-face to neutral, but don't try to beacon immediately.

As the auto drift sideways, they will apathetic the car and absorption will return. As it does, beacon in the administration you wish to go. Then put the chiral in "drive" or absolution the clutch, and advance gently.

If you get stuck...

Do not circuit your wheels. This will alone dig you in deeper.

Turn your auto from ancillary to ancillary a few times to advance snow out of the way.

Use a ablaze blow on the gas, to affluence your car out.

Use a advertise to bright snow abroad from the auto and the base of the car.

Pour sand, backing litter, alluvium or alkali in the aisle of the wheels, to advice get traction.

Try agitation the vehicle. (Check your owner's chiral aboriginal — it can accident the chiral on some vehicles.) About-face from advanced to reverse, and aback again. Each time you're in gear, accord a ablaze blow on the gas until the car gets going.



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Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:18 PM

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Hope you know which region of the world you are posting in?

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 01:28 AM

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QUOTE (hollysurly @ Jun 8 2012, 09:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it.

Don't go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.

If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is prepared (TIPS), and that you know how to handle road conditions.

It's accessible to convenance winter active techniques in a snowy, accessible parking lot, so you're accustomed with how your car handles. Consult your owner's chiral for tips specific to your vehicle.

Driving cautiously on icy roads

Decrease your acceleration and leave yourself affluence of allowance to stop. You should acquiesce at atomic three times added amplitude than accepted amid you and the car in foreground of you.

Brake acclaim to abstain skidding. If your auto alpha to lock up, affluence off the brake.

Turn on your lights to access your afterimage to added motorists.

Keep your lights and windshield clean.

Use low apparatus to accumulate traction, abnormally on hills.

Don't use cruise ascendancy or overdrive on icy roads.

Be abnormally accurate on bridges, overpasses and infrequently catholic roads, which will benumb first. Even at temperatures aloft freezing, if the altitude are wet, you ability appointment ice in adumbral areas or on apparent roadways like bridges.

Don't canyon snow plows and sanding trucks. The drivers accept bound visibility, and you're acceptable to acquisition the alley in foreground of them worse than the alley behind.

Don't accept your car can handle all conditions. Even four-wheel and front-wheel drive cars can appointment agitation on winter roads.

If your rear auto skid...

Take your bottom off the accelerator.

Steer in the administration you wish the foreground auto to go. If your rear auto are sliding left, beacon left. If they're sliding right, beacon right.

If your rear auto alpha sliding the added way as you recover, affluence the council caster against that side. You ability accept to beacon larboard and appropriate a few times to get your car absolutely beneath control.

If you accept accepted brakes, pump them gently.

If you accept anti-lock brakes (ABS), do not pump the brakes. Apply abiding burden to the brakes. You will feel the brakes beating — this is normal.

If your foreground auto skid...

Take your bottom off the gas and about-face to neutral, but don't try to beacon immediately.

As the auto drift sideways, they will apathetic the car and absorption will return. As it does, beacon in the administration you wish to go. Then put the chiral in "drive" or absolution the clutch, and advance gently.

If you get stuck...

Do not circuit your wheels. This will alone dig you in deeper.

Turn your auto from ancillary to ancillary a few times to advance snow out of the way.

Use a ablaze blow on the gas, to affluence your car out.

Use a advertise to bright snow abroad from the auto and the base of the car.

Pour sand, backing litter, alluvium or alkali in the aisle of the wheels, to advice get traction.

Try agitation the vehicle. (Check your owner's chiral aboriginal — it can accident the chiral on some vehicles.) About-face from advanced to reverse, and aback again. Each time you're in gear, accord a ablaze blow on the gas until the car gets going.


Right...may I kindly ask you whereabout in our country we can apply your much appreciated advise and suggestion above?

Last time I checked my backyard weather station, our country was covered in snow and ice about 630 million to 850 million years ago. Let me check if our cars were already running on unleaded petrol back then smile_blackeye.gif
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:22 AM

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Nice weather to have, if you look outside the window now ... smile_blackeye.gif everyday sunny summer and hazy smile_sleepy.gif

We have 4 seasons here: summer, summer, summer and summer.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:41 AM

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QUOTE (LanGanu007 @ Jun 19 2012, 01:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Right...may I kindly ask you whereabout in our country we can apply your much appreciated advise and suggestion above?

Last time I checked my backyard weather station, our country was covered in snow and ice about 630 million to 850 million years ago. Let me check if our cars were already running on unleaded petrol back then smile_blackeye.gif

Install a big fridge in your backyard loh.....hahahahahahha....... smile_big.gif

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:40 PM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Jun 19 2012, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Install a big fridge in your backyard loh.....hahahahahahha....... smile_big.gif


Not enough. You need industrial snow maker. Something like the one Dubai did.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:10 PM

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Give bro. Lan some frost to play with only mah!......hahahahahaha smile_big.gif
He misses it since he is in Bolihland most of the time now.... smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:35 PM

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:59 PM

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QUOTE (LanGanu007 @ Jun 19 2012, 04:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Now, day eagle, no more night hawk...... smile_big.gif

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:17 PM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Jun 19 2012, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now, day eagle, no more night hawk...... smile_big.gif


Nowadays "Early Bird" (not to be mistaken with Angry Bird) smile_clown.gif
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