Learning to control a skid is an incredibly important driving skill to have.
And it’s not just over the winter months with the dangers of snow and ice prevalent that mastering this technique can pay dividends in real world driving conditions out on the open road, as wet weather driving also presents its own hazard throughout the year.
To help give you skid control confidence, TrackDays.co.uk is proud to offer you the opportunity to experience skid control behind the wheel of a specially modified car with an expert instructor by your side. Just as importantly, it’s also great fun.
However, skid control is not a natural skill to possess and more often than not the situation is made worse by our actions.
Nevertheless, on our skid control experiences, the instructors will give you expert advice on how to recover a car from a skid in a safe controlled environment whilst at the same time making it an enjoyable lesson.
The key is learning how to overcome an instinctive reaction, which can sometimes be the wrong one. Drivers are also coached on how to use the steering wheel and pedals to counter the skid slide and also shown how to control front-wheel, rear-wheel and four-wheel skids.
The package also includes training in emergency braking, understeer and oversteer, plus 180 degree recovery, which will enable drivers to have an understanding of how to react if the car is out of control.
When the driving has finished, then the session ends with a debriefing by the instructor focusing on how to improve skid control should the worse happen.
Booking a skid control experience is simple to do. Either book directly onto an available date or buy an open 10-month voucher for complete flexibility. But don’t forget, the sooner you undertake the skid control experience, the sooner your confidence will grow when driving in adverse weather conditions.
Other courses available with TrackDays.co.uk designed to improve driving techniques include our stunt driving packages where drivers learn to perform evasive manoeuvres with one-to-one tuition from an experienced instructor. These can also be booked by choosing an available date or buying a voucher.