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        01-13-2012, 11:05 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I can get most cars, most places in most conditions. I find it hilarious watching drivers in 4x4's spinning down a hill when I'm in an auto rear wheel drive car that weighs nothing and I can get up and down the hill perfectly safely.

    Main thing is get the car in 2nd gear and go everywhere at 20mph when it is slippy. You can do anything at 20mph in 2nd gear.

    If you skid take your foot off the accelerator, straighten your wheels if you can and the steer when your wheels hit good road.

    Acceleration should be slow and steady, drive like you have a tray of water in your lap! I certaily don't want to get wet!

    In winter/slippy positions I personaly avoid 1st gear like the plague! Not always possible in automatics but if you can I would do it.
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        01-14-2012, 04:22 PM
      #12
    Started
    Ok, here is what I know for non ABS brake cars. I didnt know about the down shift on a Auto. But I guess downshift and then press the brakes repetivly and fast, as in what a ABS break system does. You don't want the wheels to lock up and loose traction. You want the wheels to keep moving.
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        01-16-2012, 03:46 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    I've always been told to shift into neutral when I'm sliding and trying to stop? And from what I understand, neutral does not cut off power to the wheels but cuts off power to the motor/engine. This makes sense to me since I can still brake when I'm in neutral...I still have control over my wheels.

    So I'm confused what to do when I'm sliding now, go into neutral (which has always worked for me) or go into second gear (I have an automatic and have never touched the "other" gears except "D" haha).
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        01-16-2012, 05:21 PM
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    Green Broke
    I would never stick it in neutral, it only means that you have no power to do anything when you finaly get your wheels straight and on decent ground. It also means that you lose what little control you have.

    Power to the weels IS from the engine. You don't supply power to the engine, only fuel you can still break with no power to the wheels.

    Stick it in 2nd ride out the skid and then you have the power to do something about it the instant you can.
         
        01-17-2012, 12:45 AM
      #15
    Trained
    Also another winter driving tip, slow down and pull over when drivers behind you need to pass.
         

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