Your Ford Fusion slides and becomes uncontrollable during a turn when you weren’t driving so fast? You don’t really figure out where it comes from and you’ve been quite shocked.
In this article, we will try to simplify the subject, and appreciate all the potential causes that makes your Ford Fusion slip, but on top of that how to prevent getting caught up again and crash your Ford Fusion.slips-ford-fusion

Factors that cause your Ford Fusion to slip

Wet soil and aquaplaning

The first thing to consider, even if it seems evident, is the weather conditions. When the ground is wet, and therefore covered with water, your Ford Fusion’s grip is completely altered And has a great chance to slip and loose control. You can potentially do aquaplaning, which results in the fact that your tire is no longer in strong contact with the ground, and therefore your Ford Fusion no longer has any grip. Your car will therefore start to take random, very dangerous directions.

Tire quality, wear, pressure

This aquaplaning phenomenon is clearly accentuated by various factors. First, the brand of your Ford Fusion’s tires. In the event that you have bought 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 check out comparators on the Internet for your Ford Fusion because a bad quality tire could make your Ford Fusion to slip very easily.
Beyond the quality of these tires, there is also their level 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 lose all Ford Fusion’s grip on the ground.
Then comes the pressure from them. Indeed, an under-inflated tire also favors aqua-planning (we are referring to aquaplnning here but this does not only concern water, but any slippery ground, water, oil, gasoline etc…). Remember to check the pressure of these on a regular basis, especially on the eve of a long journey. The advised pressure is often written on it, otherwise you can look on the internet by filling in your Ford Fusion’s model.

Vehicle load and driving behaviour

It is also necessary to take into account the load of the vehicle. If your safe is overloaded, your Ford Fusion will be much harder to control and therefore slip easily. Pay attention to that, and that brings us to the most important 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 Fusion in the right direction.
Of course it is easier said than done, but it is still better to know that than nothing at all!

Conclusion

The main point to remember is that your Ford Fusion’s brake is your enemy in this situation, examine the condition of your Ford Fusion regularly, don’t drive too fast, especially in corners, and if this happens anyway, try to stay calm and just decelerate to restore controllable speed and grip the road again.

If you have any further questions about the Ford Fusion, do not hesitate to consult our Ford Fusion category.