HOW SMART DRIVERS AVOID HYDROPLANING
On rainy days, roadways become more dangerous due to something called hydroplaning, when water builds up under your tires faster than your vehicle’s weight can disperse it. Our service technicians at Land Rover Austin want drivers to be aware of what steps they can take to avoid hydroplaning, which can cause you to lose both braking and steering control.
Driving 5 to 10 miles slower than the speed limit reduces your risk of hydroplaning, as does avoiding sudden acceleration in heavy rainfall or when water is pounding on roads. Always purchase high-quality tires and check for any signs of tread loss. It’s also important to have your tires regularly balanced and rotated. Another smart way to avoid hydroplaning is to avoid using cruise control whenever the weather is rainy. Once cruise control is activated, it requires additional time to regain control if you feel your vehicle begin to hydroplane.
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