Good driving practices

Х Never take the vehicle out of gear and coast down a hill. This is extremely hazardous. Always leave the vehicle in gear.

Х Do not "ride" the brakes. This can cause them to overheat and malfunction. Instead, when you are driving down a long hill, shift to a lower gear. When you do this, engine braking will help slow down the vehicle.

Х Slow down before shifting to a lower gear. This will help avoid over-revving the engine, which can cause damage.

Х Slow down when you encounter cross winds. This gives you much better control of your vehicle.

Х Be sure the vehicle is completely stopped before you attempt to shift into R (Reverse). The transaxle can be damaged if you do not. To shift into R (Reverse), depress the clutch, move the shift lever to neutral, wait three seconds, then shift to the R (Reverse) position.

Х Exercise extreme caution when driving on a slippery surface. Be especially careful when braking, accelerating or shifting gears. On a slippery surface, an abrupt change in vehicle speed can cause the drive wheels to lose traction and the vehicle to go out of control.

WARNING

Х Always buckle-up! In a collision, an unbelted occupant is significantly more likely to be seriously injured or killed than a properly belted occupant.

Х Avoid high speeds when cornering or turning.

Х Do not make quick steering wheel movements, such as sharp lane changes or fast, sharp turns.

Х The risk of rollover is greatly increased if you lose control of your vehicle at highway speeds.

Х Loss of control often occurs if two or more wheels drop off the roadway and the driver oversteers to reenter the roadway.

Х In the event your vehicle leaves the roadway, do not steer sharply. Instead, slow down before pulling back into the travel lanes.

Х Never exceed posted speed limits.

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