Stay Safe by Learning How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is one of the most common causes of auto accidents on wet roads. When your tires suddenly start gliding on water instead of gripping the road, you’ll instantly lose all ability to brake, steer or otherwise control your vehicle. Luckily, preventing hydroplaning is simple if you drive smartly.

Excessive speed and wet roads are a bad combination, which means you’ll want to reduce your speed during heavy rains or whenever the road is too wet. Accelerating too quickly can also cause you to hydroplane, which is why you should avoid trying to pass and keep your cruise control turned off.

Bald or worn tires also increase your risk of hydroplaning, which is yet another reason why it’s important to regularly check your tires and replace them whenever they begin looking worn.

If you’re in need of a tire replacement or any other Toyota maintenance or servicing, the professional team at Wellesley Toyota are here to help in any way we can.

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