Avoid the Slip and Slide Feel of Hydroplaning

The terrifying feeling of your car starting to slide across the slippery, wet roadway as you hydroplane helplessly towards the opposite lane is one embedded in us all. Regaining control in these types of scenarios can be quite difficult, so a safe driver should be far more focused on how to prevent hydroplaning in the first place. Here are some helpful tips to keep you safe during intense downpours.

Reducing your speed when it starts to rain even lightly is incredibly important. When approaching turns or low-lying areas you should reduce your speed below the suggested limit. That speed limit is indicated for dry conditions and may not be slow enough in heavy downpours. Keeping your tires rotated and aligned regularly will help ensure that your tires remain full of grip during extremely wet weather.

As the rainy time of year approaches make sure to keep an eye on your tires and an eye on the weather. For tire service and all of your other service needs, please visit us at Lithia Subaru of Oregon City today.

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