How to stay safe on wintery roadsHow to drive safely on snow if the vehicle understeers
If the front tires start to lose traction, neither pushing the accelerator nor counter-steering will help. Take your foot off the accelerator and put the clutch in neutral – this way your tires will regain traction. After this, still avoid sudden and jerky steering movements; you will instantly loose traction again. You can turn the steering wheel a hand’s width into the turn and try to return to a straight line – if it is not too late. Never underestimate the difference in conditions: tires on a dry road may have high directional control, but in snow and at a high speed you may easily deviate from the road. So, make sure to take your foot off the accelerator.
How to drive correctly with snow chains
Snow chains have a clear advantage for traction when on snow.
If the snow chains are installed correctly, drive in a forward-looking manner while avoiding spinning tires and sudden braking. When starting, turn off ESP or other similar traction aids. This way you can allow for a controlled tire spin raising the power.