While we all love that April showers bring May flowers, spring rains can make driving a bit less pleasant. Rain can reduce visibility and traction on the road, but there’s no reason to worry — with a few simple spring driving practices, you’ll be all set. Here are some tips on driving safely in the rain.
- Check windshield wiper blades and tires before hitting the road: If your windshield wipers are damaged from winter’s snow and ice, you should replace them, as damaged blades can streak and reduce visibility. You should also check your tires and make sure they have adequate tread depth, as this will help you maintain traction and control on the road.
- Drive more slowly and increase your following distance: Travelling at lower speeds makes hydroplaning less likely, so it’s important to slow down when there’s water on the road. You should also avoid hard braking, quick turns, and increase your following distance from the car in front of you.
- Stay calm if your car skids: If your car skids, you will want to stay calm and continue steering your vehicle in the direction you want it to travel. You should also avoid slamming on the brakes, as this decreases your control and stability on the road.
For all of your spring maintenance needs, bring your vehicle into College Chevrolet Buick and let our expert technicians take care of you.