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Driving in winter: How to drive in snow or ice?

Driving on snow and ice two rules generally apply

Car advices: Driving in winter: How to drive in snow or ice?

Driving in winter cars with front-wheel drive are in the worst position for turning on snow or slippery surfaces in winter days.

The front axle of such vehicles is relieved, the transfer of power to the weak base and skills of drivers, tires and electronics embedded in this moment will come to the fore. It is a different situation in a rear-drive accelerator further burdening the rear axle and it then transmits more power.

Car with front-wheel drive further encumber the front axle and everything is ok, especially should pay attention only at the turning point. In turn relieves the rear axle, which could lead to her slip, ie, drift the rear end. The situation is further exacerbated by automibila rear-wheel drive because the rear axle brake motor. Auto drive with four-wheel has no such problems. It accelerates great, often better than the brakes, you need to be careful not to overdo it.

But with such a facility, there are differences. Versions with permanent work and always soft. In such systems can be confident in any situation, a car that is equipped with them behaves consistently and calmly.

However, systems that now dominate, are simpler and cheaper. Most of the works on vehicles with front wheel drive that, if necessary, includes rear axles electronically controlled clutch.

Such cars can act as cars to the front, as well as cars with all-wheel drive.

If it goes in the direction of reducing fuel consumption, then the traction control comes to the inclusion of the rear axle and auto changes.

For driving on snow and ice two rules generally apply: Gently is a measure of the feeling.

Regarding the management, it is necessary to keep the wheel gently and relaxed hands.

In this way it can at times feel the front axle loses grip.

If you are in a curve and car began to understeer, the instinctive reaction was to add control, but it is necessary to react to the contrary.

It is necessary to gently turn the steering wheel, like you do not want to get into a corner, and it is necessary to simultaneously squeeze the clutch to release the front axle.

Typically, such a move is enough to catch the wheels and the car turns.

If this is not helpful, gentle braking will burden the front axle and the car should go, if not already in the meantime into a ditch.

Conclusion, important to reiterate that the snow and ice should be extremely cautious, because in the traffic you are never alone. What you know you do not necessarily know the other participants in traffic, so accidents can happen very easily.




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