Hydroplaning Explained

If you see water on the road ahead, slow down. Hydroplaning occurs when your tires cannot move water out the way fast enough and a thin layer of water comes between the tires and the pavement. All control over the steering and braking is lost. This occurs most often at high speed or during acceleration when passing another vehicle.

There are a number of simple steps you can take to prevent hydroplaning:

  • Turn off the cruise control - During an emergency having the cruise control on may delay braking at a time when every second counts.
  • Reduce speed - In addition to helping you maintain control, reducing speed helps to prevent the problem from occurring in the first place.
  • Tire choice - When it comes time to replace your tires, at Mike Carpino Ford Inc. we can help you choose tires that will keep you and your passengers safe.
  • Tire maintenance - At Mike Carpino Ford Inc., we can help you set up a regular schedule for tire rotation and maintenance.
  • Information - At Mike Carpino Ford Inc., our parts and service techs are available to answer whatever questions you still have.

Give us a call today in our service center today.

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