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Stop Skidding

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Stop Skidding

Kenneth McKinley
May 1, 2006

Volvo vehicles are much known for their abilities to prove not only ample but more than enough safety. In the automobile world, if you do mention the word “safety”, chances are that the first thing that would come to a person’s mind would not be air bags or seatbelts. They would usually think of safety.

However, as much as your Volvo vehicle provides you safety during instances of crashes, collisions, or accidents, you would most certainly still opt to be as far away from accidents and danger as it could be deemed possible. One of the most common ways that get people and vehicles in accidents is through skidding. This could be due to a variety of reasons like the weather condition and the road and driving condition. Whatever the situation, it would be best for people to know some of the tip of driving and automobile experts when it comes to avoiding skids and skidding.

One piece of advice for motorists and drivers would be to focus on where you would like to go in case you go into a skid. People are recommended not to think about what you might be running into. The explanation for this would be that when the human body thinks of something, the body follows. So instead of focusing on not hitting the tree, focus on keeping your attention on the open space beside the tree.

Steer in the direction of the skid and do not try to overcompensate. Also apply your vehicle’s throttle. When you do such a thing, make sure that you balance the weight of your vehicle over all four wheels. By doing such, you are increasing traction and giving your vehicle more contact with the ground.

These tips could actually help you keep you and your passengers’ lives out of danger or harm. However, there are other things that you would have to consider as well. Keeping your vehicle in top shape could help you steer clear of skids. In fact, Volvo Parts and Used Volvo Parts recommends their Volvo parts like Volvo 140 parts to keep a vehicle running good and smooth.



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