Aquaplaning - how to deal with this problem if it appears

Article by Christian A., on October 19, 2011

As the season of heavy rain and gusty winds has arrived, mytyres.co.uk warns that the weather condition may transform the road into a dangerous skidpan and recommends its broad array of tires to suit your needs. Mytyres.co.uk is part of Europe’s foremost online tire retailer Delticom. When water gathers on the surface of a road, the chance of aquaplaning will increase drastically. Aquaplaning happens when a cushion of water accumulates between the road surface and the tire, resulting to a loss of steering control which could cause an accident.

To avoid aquaplaning, having enough tire pressures and tread depth is essential. The law necessitates a minimum of 1.6mm of tread, but experts advise that to ensure safety, winter tires should have at least tread depth of 4mm while summer tires must have a tread depth of at least 3mm.

It is also advised to switch tires seasonally. The higher the tread depth, the lesser possibility that the driver experiences aquaplaning. Moreover, the tire pressure should be set at the level recommended in the owner’s handbook. If aquaplaning does take place though, it is advised to stay calm, come off the accelerator and never touch the brakes or attempt to turn the steering.

As speed diminishes, the tires will begin to nip through the film of water to the road surface and control can be obtained back. Mytyres.co.uk has a massive amount of competitively priced tires. It also offers a terrific range of winter tires online. In fact, the retailer has at least 100 different brands and more than 25,000 types of tires available. It has a network of over 1,700 service partners in the United Kingdom that offers high-quality fully fitted service and professional tire fitting and advice.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V sedan will be getting a new paint job that will give it a unique icy feel. Dubbed the Glacier Metallic Edition, this special model was built...
by - August 23, 2017
During the North American International Auto Show at Detroit in 2015, Hyundai introduced a concept pickup truck they named the Santa Cruz. This model took home the Concept Truck of...
by - August 23, 2017
Porsche introduces the technologically advanced wheels with braided carbon fiber. These will be initially available on the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. Being the first car manufacturer to offer such...
by - August 23, 2017
All eyes were turned to the fuchsia pink bespoke McLaren 720S MSO at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Sunday. Surely, we can understand why. The one-off supercar, which was...
by - August 23, 2017
Hyundai Motor Group – including both Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors – has disclosed a wide-ranging plan to introduce 31 environment-friendly models in a new development roadmap that aims to...
by - August 22, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries