How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning occurs when your vehicle's tires slide or skid across a wet surface. When your vehicle hydroplanes, pressure from water in the front of the wheels is pushing water under the tires. Once this occurs, your vehicle will begin to slide. Your vehicle will eventually lose traction, steering, or braking abilities.

Hydroplaning can be scary. Many accidents occur each year because of hydroplaning. However, hydroplaning can be avoided when precautions are taken. Following the tips below can decrease your chance of hydroplaning.

Properly inflated tires are one of the easiest ways to avoid hydroplaning. Please ensure than your tires are not over or under-inflated. In addition, please ensure that you are getting your tires rotated and replaced when necessary. Other ways to avoid hydroplaning is to avoid hard braking, avoid sharp turns, and avoid driving in cruise control. Following these tips will certainly decrease your chance of hydroplaning.

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