Today as I updated yoi the weather will be rainy with thunderstorms. We recomend to avoid long driving today and keep yourself safe. But here are some tips.
Here are some tips for driving in the rain:
- Exercise caution when rain follows hot, dry spells. Engine oil and grease build-up on roads and highways over time, and when combined with precipitation, you’ve got the equivalent of an automotive Slip ‘N Slide. Road conditions may improve after the season’s first rain washes away most of the grime, but you’ll need to still exercise caution when driving in the rain.
- Drive slowly and Slow down. Follow the speed limits or even drive slowly
- Avoid standing water on roadways. Be careful our road are not design for raining weather and be careful for some holes in the road
- Drive in the tracks of the car in front of you. This allows the vehicle ahead to displace any standing water that’s on the road.
- Keep your distance or even increase your following distance. Slick roads, wet brakes and reduced visibility can lead to collisions. Give other vehicles plenty of room and brake early with reduced force.
- Don’t use cruise control. It can cause your car to accelerate when hydroplaning and reduces driver attentiveness.
- Grip the steering wheel with both hands to maximize vehicle control. This means putting down your cell phone (remember, texting while driving is still illegal in 35 states) coffee, makeup, shaver, sandwich or anything else that takes your hands off the wheel and eyes away from the road.
- Keep your windshield wipers in tip-top shape. Winter cold can wreak havoc on your blades, so get them checked before rainy seasons arrive.
- Defog your windows. Precipitation can cause your windshield to quickly fog up, so use the front and rear defrosters to maximize visibility.