Driving in Wet Conditions

While this summer hasn’t been as wet as last summer, you still need to watch out for those summer storms. Driving in bad weather can be nerve-racking and can end up causing an accident if you aren’t careful and aware of your surroundings. Here are a few tips on how to drive safely in wet conditions.

Make Sure You Have Good Tires
Driving in wet weather conditions with bad tires can only make the possibilities of you getting into a car accident worse. Doing regular check-ups of your tires as well as maintaining them with regular rotations will help extend the life of the tires as well as know when you need new ones.

Slow Your Speed
When the weather is rainy, the last thing you want to do is drive fast. This could result in hydroplaning and/or causing an accident. Even a little bit of water on the road can hinder your driving. Slowing down makes hydroplaning less likely and more manageable in the case it does occur.

Give Space
In general you should always have at least a car’s length between you and the car in front of you. During wet weather, make it a point to give enough space to where you wouldn’t need to slam on your breaks should they suddenly stop.

Have Good Insurance
In the end, unfortunate situations happen and should an accident happen you want to make sure you are protected with the best insurance. If you want to have your current insurance policy reviewed or if you want to look for new car insurance, give us a call. We are here to help.