When rain makes the streets of Traverse City more slick, hydroplaning becomes a risk. Hydroplaning is when your car loses traction with the road because of water, and you lose steering and braking. We at Fox Grand Traverse Lincoln want you to know how to avoid this danger so you can drive safely no matter the road conditions.

There a a number of steps that can help you avoid hydroplaning. The first step is to keep your tires in good shape. Make sure they are properly inflated and are rotated and replaced regularly. You should also make sure that you are driving more slowly and be sure you don't make any hard or sudden turns. Don't brake hard and make sure you stay away from any puddles or standing water in the road. Driving in the center lane may also help, since there will likely be less water there.

 

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