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What to do if your car skids | HUB Insurance Hunter blog

September 26th, 2011  |  Insurance

One of the big dangers to drivers during the winter is icy road conditions. When the roads are slick, you never know when your vehicle could start to skid. But, what you do need to know is what to do when a skid occurs to ensure you can safely manage the skid and continue driving.

Failure to understand how to handle a skid is one of the major reasons why people get into accidents during the winter. Most drivers tend to over react and this overreaction often leads mistakes that result in a call to your car insurance company and an insurance claim.

To keep safe and maintain complete control of your vehicle, here is a breakdown of what to do if your car skids:

  • Don’t get tense
  • Avoid slamming on the brakes
  • Steer into the skid – this will help you regain control
  • Remove your foot from the gas pedal
  • Make small steering adjustments until you regain control

Handling a skid is not that difficult if you know what to do when it happens. Follow the above steps and you will regain control of your vehicle and it will reduce the odds of you getting into an accident or causing damage to your vehicle.

If you have questions about how accidents related to skidding could impact your car insurance rates, give us a call at HUB Insurance Hunter. Don’t forget to visit our website at www.insurancehunter.ca to get 3 quotes in 3 minutes to save money on your next auto insurance policy. 

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