As we say goodbye to the cold winter weather, we not only welcome sunshine and warmer temps, but also usher in a new season of intermittently slick, wet streets. So in celebration of spring’s arrival, here are a few rain driving tips for you to remember:
- Turn on your headlights. With inclement weather comes decreased visibility. Turning on your headlights, even when it’s daytime, can make it easier to see what’s in front of you.
- Slow down and expand your following distance! With reduced visual discernibility, decreasing your speed and increasing your car lengths could significantly reduce your chances of a fender bender.
- Remain vigilant. Keep both hands on the steering wheel, check your mirrors, and minimize distractions by turning off your cell phone and radio.
- Avoid hydroplaning. However, sometimes it happens. If you do find your car’s traction is reduced, take your foot off of the accelerator and steer in the direction you want to go. Do NOT slam on the brakes or suddenly turn your vehicle, as this will worsen the situation.
We at Mountaineer Lincoln wish all of our readers safe travels during this rainy season, and don’t forget to stop by to see our newest luxury Lincoln lineup.