Regulate Your Driving Speed to Avoid Hydroplaning

Many modern vehicles come with sophisticated driver-assistance systems that make handling vehicles easier than ever before. Features like traction control and cruise control can make drivers feel like they always have full control, but these systems can be defeated by the phenomenon known as hydroplaning.

When vehicles operate at relatively high speeds on wet or slick roads, water can build up between the tire treads and the road. This is called hydroplaning, and it can rob drivers of control of their vehicles.

Hydroplaning is caused by many factors, but one of the chief culprits in the matter is vehicle speed. Simply put, vehicles that are moving slowly enough cannot hydroplane unless they are in very deep water.

As such, individuals who operate their vehicles in stormy weather should first and foremost reduce their speeds to safe levels. In most cases, this means moving at half of posted speed limits, and slower if conditions demand it.

In addition to these manual techniques, it also helps to keep technical equipment such as tires and suspension components in good condition. Here at our Allentown facility, we employ certified suspension system technicians who can help you to get more out of your vehicle. To start enjoying the difference that they can create, swing by Audi Allentown today for a fast, no-obligation visit.

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