The Basics of Hydroplaning

Have you ever been driving on wet pavement and felt your vehicle sliding -- even for a second? That slide is called hydroplaning, and it means that for just a second, your tires lost contact with the road and were skimming along on a thin layer of water. This is more likely to happen when accelerating or riding on worn tires.

  • Watch for light drizzle - a drizzle releases oil from the asphalt and creates a "slick" on the surface. The greatest danger is an unexpected slick in your path.
  • Cruise control - When driving in rain, turning off the cruise control is always a good idea.
  • Tires - quality tires are only part of the solution. The tires should be replaced when worn and rotated with every oil change.

At Northpoint Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we are here to help you with the choice of tire and tire rotation and maintenance. Schedule an appointment today!

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