Monday, October 19, 2015
TYRES AND WET WEATHER - PART 1 | WITH FURY FORD SANDTON
Wet weather is coming, and that means.. poor driving conditions. It is difficult to see out of the window and you sometimes feel as if you are on the verge of skidding.
Here are some tips for driving in wet weather:
Routinely check your tyres.
There are two main areas of concern when inspecting your tyres:
Proper tread depth will help prevent skids and aquaplaning.
Keep your tyres properly inflated. The correct air pressure for your tyres is specified by the vehicle manufacturer and can be found on the vehicle door edge, door post, and glove box or fuel door. It is also listed in the owner's manual. You should check your tyre's air pressure at least once a month or before going on a long trip.
When the first rains come.
The first rains always make the roads the most difficult to drive on, as the mud and oil on the dry road combines with the water and forms a slippery layer. Drivers are likely to experience reduced control, and should be extra careful for the first half-hour after rain starts to fall.
Keep your distance from the car ahead.