Driving in wet weather conditions can cause a variety of issues if appropriate safety measures not taken. We’ve had a long summer, but now the weather is starting to change. For our latest post, we discuss our top tips for driving in wet weather conditions.
Safety starts with your vehicle, not just how you handle it on the road. In wet weather, it is extremely important that your window screen wipers clear the glass in a single wipe, ensuring you have the best visibility possible.
Additionally, your lights not only make your car more visible to other drivers, they also help you to see the road ahead clearer and other oncoming cars. Before setting off, ensure that all lights are working on your vehicle, including your signal lights.
Another aspect of your car that should be kept in good condition is your tyres. Forming your only point of contact with the road, proper tyre tread and inflation is imperative to maintaining good traction.
Avoid Cruise Control
If you’ve been driving for some time, it can be easy to slip into autopilot. However, when driving in wet weather it is highly important that you remain fully alert. You are more at risk of losing control of your car in wet weather and should avoid using cruise control to allow you more options when responding to a situation on the road.
Of course, aside from ensuring the features on your car are in good condition to help you drive in wet weather conditions, there are certain actions you can take to ensure the safety of yourself and others. When responding to a skid on the road, be sure to avoid slamming on your breaks. If you are responding to a front wheel skid, it is important to keep the wheels in the direction of the skid. However, with a rear wheel skid, you should steer into it.
Here at Griffin Autos, we offer a wide variety of services to help you keep your car in tip-top condition. From servicing to repair work, we welcome you to contact us. Please call today on 01525 402896 or send your enquiry through our online contact form.