Tips for Driving in the Rain
Goodbye winter; spring is finally here! With all the flowers and prelude to summer, the rainy weather also rears its ugly head. Driving in the rain comes with its own dangers. Skidding, sliding, and visibility are just a few things the rain effects. Here at Don Robinson Mitsubishi, we’ve got both the vehicles and the tips to get you where you need to go safely.
- Don’t use Cruise Control. In dry weather, cruise control is one of the best features of a vehicle. In wet weather, it can be a nightmare. While a driver can take their foot off the gas to regain traction, cruise control can’t.
- Don’t slam on your brakes. Slamming on your brakes can cause you to skid. If you’re already skidding, hitting the brakes can make your vehicle harder to control than it already is. Instead, take your foot off the gas and steer in the direction you want to go.
- Avoid moving water. Sure, splashing pedestrians who are surely already wet can be fun but it could cost you your vehicle. Moving water, especially water you can’t see the ground through, can sweep you right off the road.
- Turn on your headlights. Headlights can make all the difference to other drivers. Even if you have automatic, daytime running lights, turn them on anyway. They’ll help the driver behind you.
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