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I lost control of my steering and veered off to other side of highway wiht no control. and when i finally stopped i was able to pull over. what happend? the roads were not wet.

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If it's cold in the area where you were driving, it's possible that you encountered black ice. Black ice is nearly undetectable and once you are on it you need to keep the steering straight and not brake at all. You should not make any abrupt changes in throttle position either. Four wheel drive cannot help you on that kind of road surface...once the wheels are slipping it doesn't matter how many wheels are pushing the vehicle.
If the weather was warm and you are absolutely certain that the road was good, have a competent shop check your steering components over very carefully. Having something like that happen a second time is not an option...next time you may hit something or someone.

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