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Old 01-16-2013, 16:51   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going on a trip this coming weekend and its in the Mountains of Tennessee. There is suppose to be 3-5 inches of snow and the place we are staying is up mountain roads.

My question is what is the best way to get up these roads in bad conditions?

I have a 2006 Ford Explorer XLT no 4x4

Do I use overdrive or shut it off?
Do I leave the Advancetrac on or off?
Do I shit to 2nd or 3rd gear before going up?

I'm a newbie to mountain driving and especially in the snow!!! All tips are appreciated
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Old 01-16-2013, 18:03   #2 (permalink)
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Leave it in drive, that's closer to neutral. If the roads are slippery, when you brake to stop, you can stop faster by placing the car in neutral than you can when the transmission is in a drive mode. While driving, Advancetrac will help keep you from accelerating too hard for the conditions, but if you're stuck, it will work against you, particularly if you're trying to get the car to rock. Unless you're towing, leave it in drive and the transmission will shift into the necessary gear if you're going uphill. If you're going downhill, keep it out of overdrive, the important thing is to keep it slow and easy. The second you get cocky is usually when you land in a ditch or worse.
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Thanks CatSkinner!!!
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You're quite welcome. Take it easy out there, Tennessee mountains are beautiful in the summer, they must be spectacular in the snow!
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PS, dont ridethe brake on the down hill, youll over heat them and lose your braking ability..
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