Now that summer is here, you should prepare your vehicle for increased rain and wet road conditions. We recommended that you check your windshield wipers, tire pressure, headlights, and taillights to ensure they are fully functional. In addition, we also suggest these driving tips to keep you safe when you are driving in the rain.

Go slow! One of the most effective ways you can increase safety in the rain is by slowing your speed. At 35 mph, new tires can hydroplane on wet roads. Your tires will have to move one gallon of water per second to keep in contact with the road when there is only 1\12 inch of accumulation. Moreover, turn off cruise control at the first sign of rain. While this is a great feature when the terrain is dry, it can cause an increased risk of hydroplaning when used on wet roads.

We invite you to contact our service center next time your vehicle needs service. At Crest Lincoln, we have skilled technicians ready to provide you with service.

 

 

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