When it’s time to head out, keep a few of these tips in mind.
- If your windows are fogging up, use the air conditioner to dehumidify the air inside of your vehicle. If you don’t have an air conditioning system, open the rear windows a crack to allow air to circulate.
- Slowing down on wet roads is crucial. A wet road surface will offer the driver less grip compared to a dry road surface. Plus, braking distances can double and the ability to steer around an obstacle can be reduced.
- Keep a further distance from the vehicle in front of you since braking distances can be longer on wet roads. Staying back will also take you away from the tire spray of the vehicle in front of you, giving you better visibility.
- Vision technique is paramount to safe driving. Look further up the road and always look to where you want to be going.
- Jerky or rushed steering can cause loss of control, especially on rain-slicked roads. Drive with smooth steering inputs.
If you’re looking for other ways to help prepare yourself for driving in the rain, come talk Pro Auto Serv to about all-season tires.