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Mishawaka Auto Repair

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Yearly Archives: 2018

Tuesday Travel TIps: Bad Weather Driving

Tuesday Travel TIps: Bad Weather Driving

Slow down. Even if you have all-wheel drive, reduce your speed about 10 miles per hour below the speed limit. Beware of black ice. It’s nearly impossible to see this crystal-clear glaze, but you can spot it when your headlights reflect off the road at night. It tends to form on bridges, which trap the cold; in the shadows of tall buildings, where the sun can't hit it; and at intersections, due to drains. That's why, in bad weather, you should slow down a couple of hundred feet before stop signs and lights. Avoid tailgating. On the highway, leave about 100 yards (about the length of a football field) between you and the car ahead of you to give you plenty of room to stop in case that person brakes suddenly. Don’t brake during a turn. To avoid a spin-out, gradually start turning the steering wheel and feathering the brakes lightly before the curve. Then coast through the turn w ... read more

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