We’re well into Autumn now and as we well know cold, dark and wet days are coming in. Stay safe on the road with Tyred and Exhausted Aylesbury’s top wet weather driving tips!
Avoid Puddles and Floods
Driving across large puddles can cause aquaplaning which causes a loss of control of your vehicle. We’ve spoken about this before in detail so make sure to read our article on aquaplaning here.
If there’s room to safely navigate past a puddle at the side of the road then try to drive close to the center of the road, be extra slow and cautious for oncoming traffic who may be avoiding another puddle on their side. After driving through a large body of water remember to give your brakes a quick dab to release some of the water on the pads and ensure they’re functioning correctly.
If you come across a flooded road the best option is to find another route if available. If you have to cross the flood then select a low gear and drive slowly across the shallowest part you can. Remember your brake checks after leaving the water.
Tyre Tread Depth
Your car tyres must always have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm across the central 3/4s of the tyre with no cuts or bulges anywhere. Not only is a tread depth lower than this illegal, it will severely impact the grip of your tyres and could lead to a dangerous situation. If you have any questions or concerns about your tyres you can read more about our tyres Aylesbury services here.
Dark morning and early evenings means your lights will be on for a considerable amount of time each day. Make sure to turn all of your lights including indicators and fog lights and confirm they are all working correctly.
If you have any questions about your car tyres Aylesbury or any other vehicle enquiries, get in touch with Tyred and Exhausted Aylesbury today and our friendly and knowledgeable team will be glad to help you!