Spring is just around the corner and with it comes heavy rains. Though many of us are used to these rains, they can still cause a little chaos when you are driving. Today, we are going to share five simple tips to driving safely during heavy rainfall. If you get in an accident, need roadside assistance or a tow for any reason call Titan Towing. Our 24/7 services are ready to help anyone in Arlington, Mansfield and the Fort Worth Area.
1. Take It Slow
This is likely the most common tip to driving in rain, and that is with good reason. It is always a good idea to drive the speed limit, but that is even more true during rainfall. If rain is especially heavy you should consider driving a few miles per hour below the speed limit. Your car will have a harder time responding to your reactions due to the wet roads, so try to take it slow.
2. Keeps Your Lights On
Keeping your headlights on during rainfall will increase your visibility of the road and make your car more visible to other drivers. Even if the rain is light, your vision will be impaired, help yourself and others by keeping your headlights on.
3. Avoid Standing Water
Whether you drive a sedan or an SUV, you should never take the risk of driving through puddles/standing water for several reasons. One reason to avoid them is because you never truly know how deep that water is, and you could do some serious damage to your car. Another reason is because you run the risk of hydroplaning. Hydroplaning is when your car loses traction with the road and begins to slide on its own, which can cause you to crash into another vehicle or a pole. If you make this mistake and find yourself in some trouble, Titan Towing can help to get your car out of any situation it is in.
4. Stay Back
It is imperative to keep a good distance between other cars when it is raining. Like we mentioned earlier, if your car begins to hydroplane and slide you can temporarily lose control. Stopping your car will be very difficult and take longer than usual, so keep distance!
5. Utilize Your Windshield Wipers
Your windshield wipers are your main tool for maintaining your vision while driving. Even if the rain is light, your visibility will be affected, so keep your windshield clear.
Titan Towing: Helping Arlington Drivers in Any Weather
The rainy season comes every year, but still people make mistakes and do not drive safely. By slowing down, taking time to use your car’s tools and keeping clear of dangerous situations, you decrease the chances of getting into an accident in the rain. If your car begins having troubles in the Arlington or Fort Worth area, Titan Towing is here for you. We are the top towing and wrecker service in the area and always put our customers first. Call us at (817) 804-0334 or visit our website to get in touch any time of day. Don’t get stuck in the rain this spring.