Five tips to avoid hydroplaning

Avto 20 February, 2018
  • Stephane Bonnel –

    Germain Goyer

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:49

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:49

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    Just take a look outside these days to notice that the forecasts of Environment Canada are fair. In fact, a large amount of rain is expected especially over southern Quebec.

    In its most recent press release, CAA Quebec reminds motorists of the risks associated with hydroplaning. When the ground is frozen, as is currently the case, the flow of the rain is not optimal, which often causes the accumulation on the floor.

    CAA Quebec offers a few tricks to allow us to effectively adapt our leads in these conditions.

    It is not recommended to use the cruise control. In the case of hydroplaning, the drive wheels will accelerate, while it is, of course, advisable to slow down in order to maintain better control.

    It is important to reduce your speed. The more a vehicle runs fast, the less its tires evacuate water efficiently, which is located on the ground floor.


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    As much as possible, it is more prudent to avoid the puddles. These can hide a large pothole that can damage your vehicle.

    It is also recommended to revise somewhat its trajectory in order not to drive in the ruts that are filled with water.

    It is also crucial to ensure that his vehicle is wearing tires in good condition. The more a tire is worn, the less it will evacuate the water on the floor efficiently, which will decrease the adhesion.

    Despite all these valuable tips, it is possible that you may be a victim of hydroplaning. In this case, CAA Quebec recommends that you ” hold the steering wheel firmly, maintain its trajectory, letting go gently of the accelerator, brake and avoid rough handling. “In the event of a loss of control of the vehicle, it is necessary to look at where you want to go rather than the obstacles that you must avoid.