Driving in the Rain: How to Get There Safely
Driving in the rain brings some special challenges and an increased risk of hazards. Your friends here at Byers Kia of Lewis Center want you to know what precautions to take so that you can drive safely in rainy weather.
First of all, slow down. If you drive too fast on a wet road, you are more likely to hydroplane. Hydroplaning happens when your tires lose traction with the roadway and instead start to glide on a thin film of water. This can turn into a dangerous situation quickly.
Give yourself extra space for stopping. Slamming hard on the brakes in the rain can cause you to skid.
Also, make sure you always drive with your headlights turned on while it is raining. This increases the likelihood other drivers will be able to see you.
Before the next big downpour hits, drop in and see our service department staff. They can make sure your headlights, tail lights, windshield wipers, brakes, and tires are all in good repair.