OPERATE ON SNOW OR ICE (Cont).
(c) Give signals sooner.
Apply brakes sooner to give early warning of intention to
stop. This will also help to avoid skidding.
(e) Maintain double the normal distance from the vehicle
(f) Keep windshields, windows, mirrors, headlights, stop-
lights, and body lights clean and free of snow and ice. Use defroster to help keep
glass free of snow and ice.
(g) Descend moderate grades in gear normally used for
ascending same grade. On steep or very slippery grades, LOCK (ENGAGE) Interaxle
Lockout (All-Wheel Drive) Control Valve and use at least one gear lower.
After driving through slush or water, drive slowly and test
brakes. Keep driving slowly, maintaining moderate pressure on service brake pedal
to create a slight drag. When brakes are dry and operating properly, resume normal
If a difficult stretch of road approaches, stop and inspect
it carefully before driving on it. Select transmission gear range that best suits road
condition and LOCK (ENGAGE) Interaxle Lockout (All-Wheel Drive).
If vehicle becomes stuck or tires start spinning, it may be
possible to rock vehicle out.LOCK (ENGAGE) Interaxle Lockout (All-Wheel Drive)
and shift transmission to D (DRIVE). Apply light, steady throttle (never full throttle).
When vehicle has moved as far as it will go, apply service brakes and allow engine to
return to idle speed. Shift transmission to R (REVERSE). Again, apply light, steady
throttle and allow vehicle to move rearward as far as it will go. Apply service brakes
and allow engine to return to idle speed. This procedure can be continued as long as
each directional shift moves vehicle a greater distance. If not, vehicle should be
towed from its position.
Ease up on accelerator, leaving vehicle in gear.
Apply service brakes lightly and evenly. Do NOT pump
service brake pedal.