Tips to Avoid Hydroplaning

While winter driving is often considered more dangerous, summer driving can still be risky, especially when the weather is not optimal. Rain can make it difficult to see the road ahead, but maybe the biggest concern with rain is hydroplaning. Read ahead to learn more about hydroplaning and how you can avoid it.
Hydroplaning occurs when there is a layer of water between your vehicle and the ground below. This usually occurs when your tires are worn out or there is too much water on the road. The result of hydroplaning is the loss of traction and which can make it very difficult to steer your vehicle.
The easiest way to avoid hydroplaning is to ensure your tires are in good condition. This means they are properly inflated and have good tread. When you’re driving when it’s raining out, you should drive more cautiously and make sure you don’t slam on the breaks. This will prevent you from skidding.
If you do end up getting into a situation where you’re hydroplaning, remember to remain calm. Take your foot off the accelerator and make sure you don’t over steer to try and gain traction again. If you following these steps, you should be able to avoid an accident.
Patrick Britton