One of the most dangerous things that can happen when you are motoring in inclement weather is hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when moisture on the roadway causes a vehicle's tires to skid, slip, and slide. There are some tips to bear in mind which aid in preventing hydroplaning.

When driving on a wet roadway, slow down, drive in a lower gear, and turn off cruise control. Avoid hard braking and do not make sudden or sharp turns. Attempt to drive in tracks left on the roadway by vehicles in front of you.

You can also lessen the chances of hydroplaning by avoiding puddles or other standing water and keeping your tires properly inflated. Rotate and replace your tires as needed.

If you find that you would like more information about different vehicles and hydroplaning, the experienced, professional team at Volkswagen of Salem can assist you. The dealership is located conveniently in Salem, OR.

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