Take Steps To Avoid Hydroplaning

April 29th, 2018 by

Hydroplaning is when water comes between the road and your tires. It happens when your tires encounter more water than they can move. Hydroplaning happens fast, and the gliding sensation can be very scary. You can, however, take steps to prevent hydroplaning.

The first thing you should do is slow down when you see water on the road. In rainy or wet conditions, you should always drive 5-10 mph slower than normal. Increasing speed, especially quickly, can increase your chances of hydroplaning.

If you live in an area where it rains or snows frequently, purchase tires that are designed for bad weather conditions. Many models of tire have features built-in to reduce your chances of hydroplaning. Finally, rotate your tires on schedule.

If you’ve had issues with hydroplaning, stop by Nelson Honda the next time you’re in Martinsville, VA. Our qualified technicians would be happy to check the condition of your tires.

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