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Aquaplaning is a common effect for people driving in the rain. The phenomenon of aquaplaning can severely affect the way vehicles drive as the wet and slippery roads and the physics associated with aquaplaning. You can avoid severe catastrophes if you know how aquaplaning impacts the driving, especially as driving on the increasingly wet roads becomes more dangerous. Bearing this in mind, Highway 30 Towing would like to share the basics of aquaplaning on the wet roads of the Magic Valley area in an effort to help you stay safer while traveling in the rain and on wet roads.

Aquaplane Meaning

Aquaplaning is also referenced as hydroplaning and is the result of a layer of water that limits the traction between your vehicle’s tires and the road’s surface causing a delay or inability for your vehicle’s response to your control successfully. Similar effects are produced when driving on balding tires or too fast. Typically, most vehicles are full capable of pushing a lot of water out of the way, however, is because your vehicle’s tires could not push aside the greater volume of water, the weight of the vehicle causes the hydroplaning. Since the traction is significantly limited, driving while hydroplaning is hazardous.

What to Do when Aquaplaning

1) Refrain from braking or speeding up: As mentioned, hydroplaning limits your vehicles traction. Sudden acceleration or braking will only further lose control of the vehicle.
2) Maintain a calm and relaxed state: Only happening in intervals that last a few seconds, when aquaplaning happens, it is vital for you to not panic or stress. Your reaction is improved when the mind and body are relaxed and calm. Tensing often causes sudden braking or turning, resulting you in spinning out and losing control. To significantly avoid potential collision, keep relaxed and reactive.
3) Slowly and carefully, ease off the accelerator: As touched on earlier, do not slam on the brake or accelerator, but you do want to let the vehicle slow down naturally, by slowly easing off the accelerator. This technique will offer you more control, give the tires and opportunity to restore contact with the road and friction, allowing for water to get pushed away.

Best Rain Tires

There are areas that are simply more prone to rain, or your area has frequent rainy seasons. To assist our driving efforts in the rain, be sure to invest in tires that have the proper tread pattern and depth level to make a big difference. To make certain water is effectively pushed aside, experts recommend a tire tread depth of at least 3-4mm. To provides the best resistance against aquaplaning for vehicles with very powerful engines, the directional designed tires with an asymmetric pattern with small blocks are optimal.

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