Hydroplaning occurs when a vehicle’s tires lose contact with the road due to excess water, reducing steering and braking power. To avoid hydroplaning, here are some tips to follow:

1. Keep Tires Properly Inflated - Ensuring your tires are properly inflated is critical to maintaining the best tread depth and evenly distributing wear, enhancing traction in any driving situation. Be sure to check manufacturer recommendations for proper tire pressure levels.

2. Drive Slow in Wet Conditions - When driving in wet conditions, reduce your speed by at least ten mph from what is posted. This will give you more time to react if you start losing control of your vehicle.

3. Avoid Hard Braking and Cornering - Applying gentle, graduated pressure on the pedal when driving in wet conditions is essential. This will help reduce your risk of hydroplaning; conversely, hard braking and cornering increase this chance significantly.

4. Replace Tires Regularly - For optimal performance and traction in wet weather, replacing your tires every six years or when the tread depth reaches 1/16” is highly recommended.

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