Avoid hydroplaning with these few tips

Present year-round due to variable weather conditions, the risk of hydroplaning is particularly frequent in early spring when the rains are regular and the ground has not yet completely thawed. Since hydroplaning causes you to lose control of your vehicle, which can lead to skidding or serious accidents, it is important that you know how to avoid it.

The first thing to do when you are in very wet conditions is to reduce your speed. This allows you to maintain better control of your vehicle and improves your grip on the ground despite the layer of water. Also, be sure to double your distance to other motorists, as your braking distance is increased in these conditions.

In addition, try to avoid water-filled grooves at the edges of the road as well as large puddles. Keep in mind that these not only make driving more complicated, but can also hide large potholes that can seriously damage your vehicle!

Finally, tires in excellent condition are essential to allow the grooves in them to properly evacuate water from the road. For tires of superior quality, make an appointment with Mister Muffler!

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