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What to do if You Slide on an Icy Road

Here at Donnell Lincoln of Salem, we want you to be prepared for harsh winter driving conditions. Understeer and oversteer are two types of slides that can happen on ice, and if you start to slide or fishtail, then you're more than likely driving too fast for the road conditions. Here are some ways that you can correct a slide.

Oversteer causes more accidents than understeer. If you have a vehicle with rear-wheel drive, then you are more likely to experience oversteer. To correct an oversteer slide, don't hit the brakes because it will trigger further sliding, and…

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How to Make a Winter Survival Kit

As winter arrives, you need to make absolutely certain you fully are prepared to drive in inclement weather. This includes making certain your car properly is winterized. You also need to ensure that you have a suitable winter survival kit in your vehicle. The survival kit needs to include such basic items you need the year around like a reliable flashlight, extra drinking water, and a fully stocked first aid kit.

During the colder months of the year, you also want to make sure your car's survival kit comes complete with extra warm clothing, including gloves and boots.

 

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Taking Care of Your Battery During Winter and Summer

You do have an influence on the condition of your battery. There are a lot of things that you can do in order to make your battery last longer in your vehicle. Taking care of your battery involves knowing what you should do at different times of the year.

For the winter, there are a few things that you can do with your battery. One thing to do in the winter is to make sure that your battery is charged so that it can start your vehicle as needed. If your battery is weak, then it is going to freeze…

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Get Your Wheels Aligned On A Regular Basis

If the wheels on your vehicle are not aligned properly, there are problems that can occur with your vehicle. Donnell Lincoln of Salem wants you to be safe when you drive. It is important to keep your car's wheels properly aligned.

If your car's wheels are out of alignment, you can damage your tires. When the wheels aren't in alignment, your vehicle is not going in a straight path down the road. This can cause excessive wear on the tires. This will shorten the lifespan of the tires, and it can lead to a blowout. 
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