Your Ford E Series slips and becomes uncontrollable especially during a turn when you weren’t driving so quickly? You don’t really understand where it comes from and you’ve been quite scared.
In this article, we will try to simplify the subject, and understand all the potential causes that makes your Ford E Series slip, but on top of that how to avoid getting caught up again and crash your Ford E Series.
Factors that cause your Ford E Series to slip
Wet soil and aquaplaning
The first thing to consider, even if it seems obvious, is the weather conditions. When the ground is wet, and as a result covered with water, your Ford E Series’s grip is completely altered And has a great chance to slip and loose control. You could very well do aquaplaning, which results in the fact that your tire is no longer in strong contact with the ground, and therefore your Ford E Series no longer has any grip. Your car will therefore start to take random, very dangerous directions.
Tire quality, wear, pressure
This aquaplaning phenomenon is obviously accentuated by various reasons. First, the make of your Ford E Series’s tires. In the event that you have purchased tires at an unbeatable price, it is most likely to be at the expense of quality. Be cautious with that, your lives are at stake. If there is anything you should be attentive about before buying, it is the tires. Talk to someone qualified or look at comparators on the Internet for your Ford E Series because a bad quality tire could make your Ford E Series to slip very easily.
Other than the quality of these tires, there is also their range of wear. Even a tire of excellent quality wears out relatively quickly, count between 40,000 and 50,000 km. When you have worn tires, they become completely smooth and therefore reduce all Ford E Series’s grip on the ground.
Then comes the pressure from them. Actually, an under-inflated tire also contributes to aqua-planning (we are talking about aquaplnning here but this does not only concern water, but any slippery ground, water, oil, gasoline etc…). Remember to check the pressure of these regularly, especially on the eve of a long journey. The recommended pressure is often written on it, otherwise you can look on the internet by filling in your Ford E Series’s model.
Vehicle load and driving behaviour
It is also important to take into account weight of the vehicle. If your safe is overloaded, your Ford E Series will be much harder to control and therefore slip easily. Pay attention to that, and that brings us to the most vital point to consider, your driving style.
If you drive fast, it is just common sense to reduce your grip on the ground. When turning, do not accelerate. Of course, avoid wet areas, especially on the side of the road.
Imagine that you came too fast in the bend, when you start to lose control and start to slip, avoid braking absolutely. This would cause you to permanently lose control of the vehicle.
If your car is leaving from the front, it is advisable to stay on course and wait until you find some grip.
If, on the other hand, you were to start making a tailspin, try to counter-direct your Ford E Series in the right direction.
Of course it is easier said than done, but it is still better to know that than nothing at all!
The main point to remember is that your Ford E Series’s brake is your enemy in this circumstance, check the condition of your Ford E Series regularly, don’t drive too fast, especially in corners, and if this takes place anyway, try to stay calm and just decelerate to restore manageable speed and grip the road again.
If perhaps you have any further questions about the Ford E Series, do not hesitate to consult our Ford E Series category.