Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain This Spring
Driving on wet roads takes some special skills. Here are some tips for driving safely in the rain this spring in Lugoff, SC.
Plan now for rain and wet roads. If your windshield wipers aren’t keeping the windshield clear, take your vehicle to Lugoff Chevrolet Buick GMC to have them replaced. Have the lights checked to make sure other drivers can see you through a downpour. Be sure your headlights are on whenever you turn on your wipers. Have your tires checked, too. Good tread depth and inflation are important for traction on wet pavement.
Turn off cruise control
When driving in wet conditions, it is important to stay alert. A skid can happen very quickly, and having to take the time to turn off cruise control can make a big difference in your response time.
Leave extra space
Slow your speed and leave extra room between you and the car in front when it is raining. This will reduce the chance of hydroplaning and give you more time to brake so you can avoid a collision.
Know how to drive out of a skid
Even if you follow all of the safety recommendations, skids can happen on wet roads. If your car begins to skid, don’t panic. And avoid slamming on the brakes. Instead, look and steer in the direction you want the car to go.
If your car needs new wiper blades or spring maintenance, call us at Lugoff Chevrolet Buick GMC. We’re here to help ensure that your spring travels are as safe as they are fun.