Tips to Help You Drive Safely in the Rain

Here at Honda City Chicago, we like to offer our customers useful tips that help them stay safe when they're behind the wheel. Driving in the rain can be dangerous, and wet pavement contributes to over one million auto accidents each year. Next time you're driving in the rain, follow these tips to optimize safety.

To avoid hydroplaning, slow down when it starts to rain. When a vehicle hydroplanes, its tires lose grip of the pavement. You don't have to drive fast to hydroplane. In fact, a vehicle can hydroplane at as slow as 35 mph. If you feel your vehicle hydroplaning, try to avoid slamming on the brakes. Hard and sudden braking can make it difficult to regain control.

You always want to be visible to other motorists, which is why you should check your brake lights, turn signals, taillights, and headlights. It is also recommended to have the tread depth and inflation checked on your tires before seasonal rain sets in.



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