Buick Encore: Driving Information / Vehicle Design

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Driving and Operating / Driving Information / Vehicle Design

Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. This is because they have a higher ground clearance and a narrower track or shorter wheelbase than passenger cars, which makes them more capable for off-road driving. While these design characteristics provide the driver with a better view of the road, these vehicles do have a higher center of gravity than other types of vehicles. A utility vehicle does not handle the same as a vehicle with a lower center of gravity, like a car, in similar situations.

Safe driver behavior and understanding of the environment can help avoid a rollover crash in any type of vehicle, including utility vehicles.

    Driver Behavior

    Driving is an important responsibility. Driver behavior, the driving environment, and the vehicle's design all affect how well a vehicle performs. Being aware of these factors can help in understanding how the vehicle handles and what can be done to avoid many types of crashes, including a rollover crash...

    Driving for Better Fuel Economy

    Driving habits can affect fuel mileage. Here are some driving tips to get the best fuel economy possible: Set the climate controls to the desired temperature after the engine is started, or turn them off when not required...

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    Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual: Engine Heater


    Vehicles may have an engine heater. The engine heater can help in cold weather conditions at or below −18 °C (0 °F) for easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Plug in the heater at least four hours before starting the vehicle...

    Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual: Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash


    Warning A crash can damage the airbag systems in the vehicle. A damaged airbag system may not properly protect you and your passenger(s) in a crash, resulting in serious injury or even death. To help make sure the airbag systems are working properly after a crash, have them inspected and any necessary replacements made as soon as possible...

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    Sun Visors

    Buick Encore. Sun Visors

    Pull the sun visor down to block glare. If equipped, detach the sun visor from the center mount to pivot to the side window or to extend along the rod.

    If equipped, there is a lighted mirror on the sun visor. Lift the cover to open.

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