If you start to skid, stay calm, ease your foot off the gas, and carefully steer in the direction in which you want your car to go. Avoid braking, especially if your car is not equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS). The car may possibly overshoot and start to skid in the opposite direction. If so, steer to counteract this as well. This procedure, known as âsteering into the skid,â will bring the rear end of your car into line with the front.