The Basics of Hydroplaning and How to Avoid It

Hydroplaning happens when you are driving your car, and you begin to slip because of wet conditions. While you can't control the weather, you can control how you drive in the rain to help prevent hydroplaning from happening.

Tires that are inflated to the right pressure are less likely to cause hydroplaning. In addition, you want to make sure that you rotate your tires consistently so that you are driving with the best possible traction. If you are driving in wet weather, slow down. The faster you are traveling, the harder it is for your tires to grip the road. Avoid puddles while driving, and try to follow any tracks that are there from a car that is ahead of you.

Don't use your cruise control, and go into a lower gear if necessary. If you have damaged your car after hydroplaning, visit our service center at Tim Short Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram for a repair.

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