May 27th, 2019 by

We have a goal at Patrick MINI, and that’s to help our Schaumburg, IL customers stay safe. During the summer, wet roads can cause hazardous driving conditions. Wet pavement contributes to more than one million automobile collisions each year. You can use these tips to help keep you safe on wet, slippery roads.

When driving in the rain, one of your primary goals is to stay visible to other motorists. You should perform routine checks to ensure that your headlights, taillights, brake lights, and turn signals are working.
Furthermore, have your tires checked to ensure the tread depth and inflation levels are where they should be.
Hydroplaning happens when your vehicle’s tires lose contact with the road, and you don’t have to drive fast to hydroplane on wet pavement. When it’s raining, slow down. Even if there’s only 1/2 inch of water on the road, your tires will still have to displace about a gallon of water per second to maintain grip.
If you drive slowly and leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle ahead, it will maximize safety when you’re driving in the rain.

Make sure your tires are in good shape. Schedule your next tire service today!