How to Avoid Hydroplaning

There are few things scarier than losing control of your vehicle while hydroplaning. The situation occurs when there’s more water than your car can move out of the way as you drive through it. Essentially, that gliding feeling is your car’s wheels being directed by the water that’s come between them and the road’s surface. There are some precautions you can take to avoid hydroplaning in the next storm.

Keeping your tires properly maintained is the number one preventative measure for better road handling. When you make sure that they have appropriate tread and air pressure, your tires will be able to create the traction they need. Additionally, rotating and balancing them every 3,000 to 5,000 miles allows them to wear evenly and perform that much better.

Once you’ve taken care of your tires, simply slow down when you’re approaching standing water or find yourself in a downpour. You will save time in the long run by taking a little extra care to drive safely.

We are here at Marketplace Motors Inc. in Devil’s Lake to assist you with your tire questions. Don’t hesitate to come in and speak with a knowledgeable member of our staff.

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