Avoiding Hydroplaning Will Protect Your Vehicle and Yourself

Hydroplaning can occur for a few seconds before you regain control of your vehicle. It can also occur so severely that you end up being involved in an accident. You might not have seen that there was water up ahead, but many people think that their vehicle will simply be able to drive right through the affected area. Here are some tips that you can use to avoid hydroplaning next time you're caught in the rain:

  • Don't try to make a quick or sharp turn once you are in the affected area. You'll want to stay straight as best as you can.
  • Reduce your speed to under 40 miles per hour if you can manage. Just don't hit the brakes once you're hydroplaning.
  • Shut off your cruise control when you're in a very rainy area.
  • Keep a close eye on your tire tread. Replace your tires as needed.



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