Hydroplaning Prevention Strategies

When water rests on roads following severe storms, some zones in rural areas may not dry quickly. The big issue is that rural destinations have many trees, and the shade that these trees provide can block sunlight that evaporates the rainwater. If a car travels in one of these zones, water will build up around the front portion of the tires. As the water is distributed into the air, the weight of the tires might not push the water away from the treads quickly, and this problem causes hydroplaning.

A solid defense is the best way to prevent hydroplaning. If you need handling strategies, you can manage your steering on wet roads by reducing your speed. In most soaked zones, an ideal speed is five to 10 miles per miles, as this speed range will enhance traction while the tires roll over puddles on deep trenches and solid pavements. Throughout this process, you shouldn't try to increase your speed because the rapid acceleration will cause hydroplaning.

By replacing old tires with all-season wheels, you can also avoid hydroplaning situations on the road. If you need professional auto maintenance services for a car, truck, or SUV, visit New Motors Volkswagen today. We service vehicles for many motorists who commute throughout Erie, PA.

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