Hydroplaning occurs when a vehicle's tires come into contact with more water than they can disperse and the car begins to slide or skid across the wet surface. This can be a scary experience, but understanding what to do when your vehicle begins to hydroplane can help the driver feel more in control.

Hydroplaning most commonly occurs when the rainfall has just begun, so it is important to reduce speed, especially in heavy rain combined with windy conditions. Avoiding the cruise control will also enable the driver to remain in control. Lastly, proper tires which have been regularly rotated are a crucial element in minimizing hydroplaning risks.

We invite you to stop by Volvo of Savannah so that our Volvo service experts can help you learn how to best protect yourself and your vehicle during instances of hydroplaning and other potentially dangerous situations.

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