When you are ready to drive on slippery roads, it is better to give yourself and your car a little preparation before driving, which can give you a better driving experience.
Prepare to drive on slippery roads Regularly check tire condition
There should be enough tread depth between the tire and the road surface for drainage. If the current wear of your tires is close to the tire wear warning scale (2.4 mm or 3.1 mm), then it is time to consider changing the tires.
Too low or too high a tire pressure can result in reduced traction, premature wear, or tire failure. Check your tire pressure regularly (at least once a month) to ensure that the correct tire pressure is used for daily driving.
Driving on slippery roads, visibility is a key element in ensuring safety. You should also check the car's wiper usage time and wear level. If they leave streaks on your windshield when you use them, it's time to change them.
Of course, make sure your car is visible to the other vehicle when it is driving on a rainy road. So please turn on your lights and make sure they are working properly.
Tips for slippery roads Keep the following tips in mind when driving.
If there is fog on your window, turn on the air conditioner in the car to remove moisture. If your car does not have an air conditioning system, please open your rear window to allow air to circulate.
Slow driving on slippery roads is crucial. A slippery road surface reduces the control of the wheel, increases your braking distance, and reduces your ability to bypass obstacles properly.
On slippery roads, due to the increased braking distance, care needs to be taken to maintain a greater distance from the preceding vehicle. A longer following distance can reduce the impact of front tire sputtering on your field of view.
A rapid or sudden turn on a muddy road can cause the car to run out of control, so please control the steering smoothly.
If it is a rainstorm, stop immediately! Heavy rain will overload your wiper, causing the water to flow down layer by layer, making visibility almost zero.
The first rain always makes the road very difficult to drive, because the mud and oil on the dry road mix with the rain, making the vehicle very slippery, you may feel the control of the vehicle is declining, just after the rain Take extra care when driving in the first half hour.
After driving through the accumulated road surface, several minor brakes should be applied to dry the brake pads.