How to Correct a Slide on Icy Roads

Have you been driving in snowy conditions and hit an ice patch? The feeling of hydroplaning can cause panic, but it's best if you remain calm and slow down. That's the first step to correcting a slide. As you accelerate, your wheels can slip on the ice and cause uncontrollable results. By slowing down gradually, you can prevent sliding by maintaining firmer control over your vehicle below 45 miles per hour.

In addition, you can turn into the slide to correct the angle of your wheels and get back on track. While some think that braking hard is the trick, this will actually cause you to slide more in some cases as your wheels may get stuck. You can combat this with all-wheel drive and snow tires.

Want to get more tips on driving in difficult weather conditions? You should stop in for a test drive and ask the technicians at Honda of Princeton located in Princeton, NJ.

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