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Traction vs. Steering: Steer smoothly
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Traction vs. Steering: Steer smoothly

The key to keeping your tires from spinning or skidding can be summed up in one word: smoothness. With the reduced traction available on snow and ice, any quick force applied at the tires – through a harsh movement of the steering wheel, or quick application of the accelerator or brake pedals – can cause […]

Driving in a winter whiteout
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Driving in a winter whiteout

Look for special notices and storm warnings that may include both snow and wind for the two together can compound an already treacherous situation. Blowing snow creates whiteouts that completely block the driver’s view, just as effectively as fog. If blowing snow conditions are forecast, it makes sense to delay the drive until conditions improve. […]

Boosting a dead battery
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Boosting a dead battery

The long-term solution may be a new battery but the immediate one is a set of jumper cables and a “donor” vehicle. PRECAUTIONS Before you connect those cables and try to start your vehicle pay heed to a few extremely important safety issues: Sparks: Even a seemingly dead battery will maintain some charge and the […]