Tips to Help You Avoid Hydroplaning

In times of heavy downpours, water can sometimes pool up on the streets. Driving through even a thin layer of water can build up in front of the tires and cause them to lose their grip. When that happens, it is known as a hydroplane. Hydroplaning is extremely dangerous, resulting in very little control over the vehicle when it occurs. There are some ways to reduce the risk, however.

Ensuring that your tires have an adequate tread depth is very important. Worn down tires lose their grip and hydroplane much easier. If you live in an especially rainy area, it may be a good idea to get tires specially made for wet weather. Keeping your tires rotated and balanced, as well as filled with the appropriate amount of air pressure, is also recommended to reduce your hydroplane risk.

If it is time for new tires or any other vehicle service needs, please give our car repair professionals a call at Hendrick Cars Cary today.

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