Tips for Car Emergencies Part II

After a car is involved in an accident, it can be very expensive to repair and difficult to sell. If your car has been involved in any type of accident, Goodwill will happily accept it for donation. Goodwill will even arrange to pick up your donated vehicle free of charge to you.

However, the most important thing in any emergency is not the vehicle, but the people inside the vehicle. Learn how to keep yourself and other as safe as safe as possible during an emergency situation.

  • Emergency Stop without ABS: Many car emergencies will require stopping as soon as possible to avoid making a situation worse. An anti-lock brake system helps prevent the brakes from locking up. So, if you’re driving a vehicle without an anti-lock brake system and you need to come to an emergency stop, try to mimic the system by pumping the brakes firmly without pushing them all the way down. This will allow you to bring the vehicle to a stop without going out of control.
  • Emergency Stop with ABS: Since the ABS system is there to pump the brakes for you, the best thing to do when you need to make an emergency stop is to push down the brake and hold it as hard as you can. The ABS system will begin pumping and the vehicle will come to a complete stop without locking up.
  • Avoiding Accidents with ABS: Since ABS allows you to steer the car while braking, you should try to steer away from large objects and steer towards softer objects such as bushes. Keep in mind, however, that a little steering will go a long way.

Knowing how to stop is very important when it comes to minimizing damage in a car accident. However, if you have been in an accident and are ready to buy a new car, you should consider donating it to Goodwill instead of going through the hassle of selling it.

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