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Tim’s Truck Capital: Tips To Avoid Hydroplaning

Posted at Thu, Sep 14, 2017 1:45 PM

Hydroplaning is a phenomenon that you don’t want to experience while driving. When it happens, it catches you off guard and is quite scary. Plus, your car can easily careen into another vehicle if you’re not careful.

Hydroplaning happens when a vehicle hits a patch of water on the roadway and your tires can’t scatter the water quick enough. As a result, your car may suddenly veer out of control and spin out. However, you can be prepared with these tips from Tim’s Truck Capital in Epsom, NH, your favorite used cars NH dealership.

Follow These Tips To Prevent Hydroplaning

Whenever it’s raining, be aware that there’s a potential for hydroplaning. During the first 10 minutes of rain, the danger of hydroplaning is at its greatest because the water is mixing with any grease or oil that may be on the pavement surface. It can be very slippery and dangerous. However, the longer it rains, the more the rain washes away the slippery residue. Try these tips from the Service specialists at Tim’s Truck Capital to help prevent hydroplaning:

  1. If your cruise control is on, it’s best to turn it off. Slow down and try to stay out of the outer lanes where water accumulates faster.
  2. Give yourself plenty of room between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
  3. Avoid slamming on your brakes or stopping suddenly. Try to remember to slowly press on your brake pedal.
  4. Inspect your tires regularly and make sure the treads are in good shape and are properly inflated. Bring your car, truck, van or SUV to Tim’s Truck Capital for tire maintenance like tire rotation or tire replacement.
  5. If you do find yourself starting to hydroplane, try not to panic. Avoid applying the brakes or accelerating, and steer in the direction that your vehicle is heading. This is usually enough to bring your vehicle safely out of a hydroplaning situation.

Visit the Service Department at Tim’s Truck Capital

If you need replacement tires or your tires rotated, bring your vehicle to our Service department at Tim’s Truck Capital, your go-to dealership for used trucks NH. Our Service technicians are highly trained and use the latest state-of-the-art equipment. We can take care of your truck or vehicle, from oil filter changes to a transmission tune up. We think you’ll agree that our Service department is the best in town!

Tim’s Truck Capital

904 Suncook Valley Hwy

Epsom, NH 03234

Phone: 888.659.1537


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