Tips to Avoid Hydroplaning When Roads are Wet

Hydroplaning, when water is caught between your tires and the road surface, can make you lose both braking and steering control. Wet roads are slick roads, and all of us at Porsche Birmingham in Irondale, AL want to ensure your continued safe driving by passing along these tips to avoid hydroplaning.

At the first sign water is pooling on the roadway ahead, reduce your speed. When it's raining, avoid quick acceleration that can lead to hydroplaning. Make sure your tires are in good condition, as worn treads on wet roads is a dangerous combination. Have your tires balanced and rotated every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Avoid using cruise control when streets and highways are wet.

Our Porsche service department stands ready to assist you in replacing bald or worn out tires or having tires rotated and balanced. By following the above suggestions, you significantly decrease your risk of having your vehicle hydroplane.

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