Wet Weather Driving Tips for Ravenna Jeep Drivers

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Spring and summer showers may bring beautiful flowers, but wet pavement, especially when it first begins to rain, is dangerous. Wet pavement contributes to nearly 1.2 million accidents every year. There are a few simple things you can do differently to ensure your safe arrival, regardless of the conditions. Wally Armour, our Ravenna area Jeep dealer, is more than happy to share our quick tips for driving in wet weather!

Stay Safe When Soggy

For Ravenna Jeep drivers, and drivers everywhere, safety starts before you even turn the car on. Your main goal should be to see and be seen. Be sure to replace windshield wiper inserts that leave streaks or don't clear the glass in a single swipe. Make sure that all headlights, taillights, brake lights, and turn signals are properly functioning so other drivers will see you during downpours. Turn on your headlights whenever you drive.

Proper tire tread depth and inflation are imperative to maintaining good traction on wet roadways. Check tread depth with a quarter inserted upside down into the tire groove. If you can see above Washington's head, start shopping for new tires. Check each tire's pressure, including the spare, at least once a month and be sure to check the pressure when the tires are cold or before you drive.

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Most modern cars have cruise control. This feature works wonders in dry conditions, but when used in wet conditions, the chance of losing control of the vehicle increases. To prevent loss of traction, the driver may need to reduce the car's speed by lifting off the accelerator; this can't properly occur when cruise control is active.

Slow down and leave room between you and the car in front of you when driving in wet weather. Slowing down will reduce a car's chance of hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when the tires rise up on a thin film of water.

Lastly, be attentive when you're driving in the rain. Our Jeep dealer serving Ravenna wants you to be extra careful while driving during storms this summer. If your car is less than sufficient in the rain, think about visiting our dealership to check out a new Jeep, the perfect car to tackle all weather conditions. Contact us at (888) 689-9957.  

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