It is important that you drive safe and reliable when you are on the road. Most of the time the condition of the roads will be ideal. There will be times that the roads are in poor condition, or are wet from rain. It is important to know how to drive when the roads are wet. There are some things you will need to inspect on the tires to ensure they are in the best condition possible.
The tread is one of the first things you should inspect on your vehicle. Tread helps your tires adhere to the road, especially during the rain. After a lot of time spent driving down the road, the tread on your tires can start to wear away. If you are unsure if you are in the market for new tires the first thing you should check is your tread depth. Do this by using a penny. Ideally, the tread should be one sixteenth of an inch deep. Without proper tire tread, driving in any conditions can be dangerous and you are more prone to a flat or blown tire.
Another issue to be aware of is if the tires hydroplane. This happens when the surface of the road is wet, or has accumulated a film of water. The tires cannot channel the water away through the treads, causing the tires to lose traction. One thing you should never do is drive on wet surfaces with bald tires. When the tread on your tires is worn down it cannot grip to the road as well. If the roads are wet then you should reduce your speed. Also make sure to extend the normal safe distance between you and other vehicles. Since it is harder to slow down and stop during these conditions, keep in mind the three-second rule to brake effectively. If you notice any issues with your tires, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect the tires and vehicle for you. This can help you to have a safe and reliable vehicle this summer.