Safety First: Check Your Tires

Driving in the rain presents many dangers and it is important to be careful. One danger is hydroplaning, when water builds up and does not allow your vehicles tires to make proper contact with the road you can hydroplane. Below are two ways to help lessen your chances of hydroplaning:

  • Tires- One way to help protect you from becoming a victim of hydroplaning is to make sure you purchase quality tires. If you live where it rains a lot you may want to consider purchasing tires with treads specifically engineered to handle extreme rainfall. It is important to make sure your tire tread is not worn as worn tire tread can be dangerous to drive on in adverse weather conditions.
  • Rotate and Balance- To keep your tires from wearing unevenly, it is important to make sure you are routinely having them rotated and balanced. It is recommended to have your tires rotated every 3000 to 5000 miles and an easy way to remember this is to have them rotated each time you have your oil changed. By maintaining the proper balance and rotating your tires you can keep tire wear even and reduce your chances of hydroplaning.

Still concerned about your chances of hydroplaning, visit the service center at Todd Hunzeker Ford Inc. and speak with one of our experts. Conveniently located in Soda Springs, ID we will be glad to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

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