Drive Safe in the Rain with These Tips

When it is raining, it is imperative that you practice safe driving habits to prevent hydroplaning. You can also prepare for the rain by checking your windshield wipers, taillights, headlights, and turn signals once a month. Here are some driving tips that can keep you safe when you are on wet terrain.

It is best to slow down when it rains or if you notice that water has accumulated on the road. This will significantly reduce the chances of hydroplaning. Your tires work hard to keep in contact with the road, but new tires can hydroplane at 35 mph. In fact, your tires must displace one gallon of water every second when there is only 1/12 inch of water on the road. Also, be sure to turn off cruise control off when it starts to rain. If you drive with cruise control on wet roads, it will reduce your traction and could lead to hydroplaning.

Our service center at Auto Express Fiat of Erie has technicians at the ready next time your vehicle needs to be serviced.



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