Hydroplaning is a potentially dangerous action that occurs while driving on slick roads. The tires become unable to grip the road and glide on the water sitting on the road's surface. We at Cox Auto Sales want everyone to stay safe, so have compiled a few safety tips to avoid hydroplaning.

The first thing you need to do when driving on wet roads in Wilmington, DE is slow down. Hydroplaning is far more likely to occur when traveling at high speeds. It is best to travel at least five miles per hour under the posted speed limit on slick conditions.

You can also avoid hydroplaning by properly maintaining your tires. Make sure they contain the recommended air pressure. Help preserve the tread depth on your tires by getting regular tire rotations. Bald tires have trouble gripping the road. The lack of tire traction drastically increases the risk of hydroplaning out on wet roads.

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