What to do if Your Car is Out of Control
Although vehicles are becoming safer each year, driving is still the most dangerous thing we do every day. Even if you consider yourself a good driver, problems can arise such as a brake failure or a lack of traction in poor weather conditions. If you find yourself out of control when you’re driving, the number one thing to do is not to panic. You’re much more likely to avoid being in a crash if you calm down and try and figure out a solution.
If you’re brake pedal won’t work it could be because something is blocking it or it could be a lack of brake fluid. If there’s not something blocking it that you can remove, then keep on switching down to a lower gear. If you don’t have enough time to keep switching down gears, then you’ll need to use your emergency brake.
Poor weather conditions means your car can start to skid if you’re not careful enough. If you happen to skid, it’s important to slow down and drive in a straight line to help you stop skidding. Whenever you’re driving in ice, rain or snow, make sure to slow down and brake well in advance.
Remaining calm is not an easy thing to do when your car is out of control, but you should try your best to relax and find a solution as soon as possible.
Patrick Britton – Guest Blogger