Safe Driving in Bad Weather

Hydroplaning occurs when your tires run into more water than they can push or channel out of the way. The tires are sliding above the pavement on a thin film of water, resulting in a loss of steering control. Hydroplaning is caused by a combination of wet pavement, excessive speed and worn, bald, or improperly inflated tires. There are a number of things you can do to prevent hydroplaning.

  • The most important is tires. Good tires, properly maintained, go a long way toward preventing hydroplaning.
  • Reduce Speed. Hydroplaning is more likely to occur while accelerating when merging or passing. Slowing down helps you maintain control, especially in an emergency.
  • Turn off the cruise control. Using your cruise control in wet conditions not only increases your chance of hydroplaning… but increases the amount of time it takes for you to get the vehicle back under control.

Here at Napleton’s Audi, we can help you pick, and maintain, tires that will keep you save, and answer any question you may have. Schedule your appointment today!

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