How to Avoid Hydroplaning When Driving

Inclement weather can be more than just a nuisance; under certain conditions, it can cause your vehicle to respond in unpredictable ways. Wet roads can sometimes be worse than snow or ice because we don't expect our car's performance to change in an instant and are therefore less cautious. Knowing how to respond to a hydroplaning car can keep you safer as you drive in the rain.

Hydroplaning occurs when a vehicle's tires no longer plow through standing water but rather begin skating on top of it. Avoid this condition by slowing below the speed limit on wet roads and disabling cruise control. Your tire tread can have an enormous effect on hydroplaning. Choose a tread that is made for wet weather and have them checked regularly for wear.

Visit Team Kia in Johnstown, PA for an inspection of your tires to ensure they're up to the demands of bad weather. We can also inspect other vehicle systems to keep you safe on the road.

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