When your vehicle hydroplanes, you feel out of control.
Hydroplaning means that water separates the tires from the ground and causes it to lose traction.
This scary experience can happen any time you drive on a road covered with water.
What do you do when your car is hydroplaning?
When a car hydroplanes the most important thing to remember is not to panic. First, do not brake or accelerate suddenly. Since hydroplaning is a loss of traction to the front tires sudden braking slows the front tires but locks the rear tires which can cause a spin out.
Can hydroplaning damage your car?
Believe me, hydroplaning can be a very dangerous and scary situation. Your car is actually off the road when this happens, with a layer of water between your tires and the ground. Comprehensive coverage offers protection for any vehicle damage not from a collision, if your car is damaged.
Why does my car hydroplane so bad?
Hydroplaning happens when your tires encounter more water than they can scatter, so they lose contact with the road and skid along the water’s surface. The water pressure in front of the tire forces a layer of water underneath the tire, reducing friction and causing the driver to lose control of the car.
Photo in the article by “Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs”