How to Avoid Hydroplaning

When the rain is falling hard, and you can't really see the road very well anyways, the last thing you need is to hydroplane out of control. This can happen anytime there is water on the roadway, even a puddle can send you off the road.

To avoid this is fairly easy if you know what to do. First, slow down; the faster you DRIVE, the harder it is to channel the water out of the tread which causes the tire to float on the water.

Also, pay attention to the driver ahead of you, don't drive to close, you may need extra time to stop to avoid an accident. Try to drive in the tracks that they make; let them do some of the work for you by pushing some of the water away before you get there.

Now, if you have any concerns on your car’s maintenance needs, or any other questions, then head on over to Newtown Ford South in Shelbyville, TN. They will be happy to answer them, and show you what you may need to stay safe in all weather conditions.

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