Nissan Juke Owners Manual : Driving on snow or ice

WARNING

Wet ice (328F, 08C and freezing rain), very cold snow or ice can be slick and very hard to drive on. The vehicle will have much less traction or grip under these conditions. Try to avoid driving on wet ice until the road is salted or sanded.

Whatever the condition, drive with caution. Accelerate and slow down with care. If accelerating or downshifting too fast, the drive wheels will lose even more traction.

Allow more stopping distance under these conditions. Braking should be started sooner than on dry pavement.

Allow greater following distances on slippery roads.

Watch for slippery spots (glare ice).

These may appear on an otherwise clear road in shaded areas. If a patch of ice is seen ahead, brake before reaching it. Try not to brake while on the ice, and avoid any sudden steering maneuvers.

Do not use cruise control on slippery roads.

Snow can trap dangerous exhaust gases under your vehicle. Keep snow clear of the exhaust pipe and from around your vehicle.

    Special winter equipment
    It is recommended that the following items be carried in the vehicle during winter:   A scraper and stiff-bristled brush to remove ice and snow from the windows and wiper blades. A sturdy, ...

    Engine block heater (if so equipped)
    Engine block heaters are used to assist in cold temperature starting. The engine block heater should be used when the outside temperature is 208F (−78C) or lower. To use the engine block hea ...

    Other materials:

    Windshield wiper and washer switch
    WARNING In freezing temperatures the washer solution may freeze on the windshield and obscure your vision which may lead to an accident. Warm windshield with the defroster before you wash the windshield. CAUTION Do not operate the washer continuously for more than 30 seconds. Do not oper ...

    Brake booster
    Inspection OPERATION Depress the brake pedal several times at 5-second intervals with the engine stopped. Start the engine with the brake pedal fully depressed. Check that the clearance between brake pedal and dash lower panel decreases. NOTE: A slight impact with a small click may be fel ...

    Operation
    AUTOMATIC SPEED CONTROL DEVICE (ASCD) AUTOMATIC SPEED CONTROL DEVICE (ASCD) : Switch Name and Function SWITCHES AND INDICATORS 1. CRUISE indicator 2. SET indicator 3. CANCEL switch 4. RES / + switch 5. SET / − switch 6. Speed limiter MAIN Switch 7. ASCD MAIN switch A. On the co ...