What You Need To Know About Hydroplaning

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?Hydroplaning can happen instantly and with disastrous consequences. Hydroplaning occurs when your tires have lost contact with the pavement and are slipping forward on a thin layer of water and an oily residue from the asphalt. You are no longer in control of the car and are at the mercy of the laws of motion. There are steps that you can take to prevent this:
  • Tires - worn tires with little tread left are a leading cause of hydroplaning. At Thompson BMW, we can make sure your tires are rotated and replaced on schedule. We can also help you choose tires that fit your driving style and local road conditions.
  • Speed - slowing down is the single best move you can make when driving in wet conditions. It helps you maintain control of steering and braking, especially in emergency conditions.
  • Cruise Control - turning off the cruise control helps you maintain immediate control in an emergency.

If you need more help or information, come by or call us at Thompson BMW. We are here to help.

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