Hydroplaning is a dangerous predicament to find yourself in while driving. Once your car begins hydroplaning, you lose control of it and are at the mercy of the flow of the water on the road.

Your best option is to avoid hydroplaning altogether. These steps can help you minimize your chances of hydroplaning during wet weather. You first need to slow down and go under the speed limit when there is water standing on the road. High speed makes your car more likely to hydroplane. You also can hydroplane if you brake suddenly while driving on standing water. Another tip to avoid hydroplaning involves keeping your tires inflated properly. Flat tires are easier to float on standing water. They do not grip the roads as well as tires that have their full weight of air.

Finally, make sure your tires have tread on them. Tread is necessary for gripping the roads.

 

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