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Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual: Loss of Control

Skidding

There are three types of skids that correspond to the vehicle's three control systems:
Braking Skid wheels are not rolling.

Steering or Cornering Skid too much speed or steering in a curve causes tires to slip and lose cornering force.

Acceleration Skid too much throttle causes the driving wheels to spin.

Defensive drivers avoid most skids by taking reasonable care suited to existing conditions, and by not overdriving those conditions. But skids are always possible.

If the vehicle starts to slide, follow these suggestions: Ease your foot off the accelerator pedal and steer the way you want the vehicle to go.

The vehicle may straighten out.

Be ready for a second skid if it occurs.

Slow down and adjust your driving according to weather conditions. Stopping distance can be longer and vehicle control can be affected when traction is reduced by water, snow, ice, gravel, or other material on the road. Learn to recognize warning clues such as enough water, ice, or packed snow on the road to make a mirrored surface and slow down when you have any doubt.

Try to avoid sudden steering, acceleration, or braking, including reducing vehicle speed by shifting to a lower gear. Any sudden changes could cause the tires to slide.

Remember: Antilock brakes help avoid only the braking skid.

Off-Road Recovery
The vehicle's right wheels can drop off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while driving. Follow these tips: 1. Ease off the accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, steer the ...

Driving on Wet Roads
Rain and wet roads can reduce vehicle traction and affect your ability to stop and accelerate. Always drive slower in these types of driving conditions and avoid driving through large puddles and ...

Other materials:

Ultrasonic Parking Assist
The Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) system assists the driver with parking and avoiding objects while in R (Reverse). URPA operates at speeds less than 8 km/h (5 mph). The sensors on the rear bumper detect objects up to 2.5m (8 ft) behind the vehicle, and at least 20 cm (8 in) off the gr ...

Wheel Stud Replacement
Removal Procedure Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting  and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation. Remove the wheel bearing/hub. Refer to Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Replacement. Cauti ...

Front Brake Rotor Replacement
Special Tools CH-41013 Rotor Resurfacing Kit CH-42450-A Wheel Hub Resurfacing Kit For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Warning: Refer to Brake Dust Warning in the Preface section. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting  and Jacking ...

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