How to Handle Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning can happen to anyone, so having the knowledge on how to deal with it is necessary for every driver. The first thing you should know about hydroplaning is that you need to resist the feeling of needing to brake hard and fast or to accelerate. The right thing to do in this situation is to slowly take your foot off the gas and then easily pump the brake. If the hydroplaning is more serious and your car is moving in a certain direction with the pull of the water, you should not move your wheel in the other direction, especially quickly. Instead, look for a clear space in the direction you are going and keep your wheel pulled that way.


To help avoid hydroplaning in the first place, you should make sure the tread on your tires is thick enough and does not have too much wear. Not only does this impact driving in normal conditions, but it makes the chances of hydroplaning higher. You can get your tires changed or inspected here at Link Auto. It is also always important to not use your cruise control abilities when it is raining, as this can cause you to lose traction quicker when the system gets confused from the hydroplane.


If you want to make sure your vehicle is ready for any weather condition, schedule your appointment by clicking the button below or call 304-915-AUTO.



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