Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain

As winter disappears in the rearview mirror, you’re probably feeling a sense of relief that you no longer have to worry about icy and snowy roads in Crivitz, Wisconsin. However, spring driving brings its own safety challenges, especially when it’s rainy out. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you’re driving in a downpour.

Turn off your cruise control

When it’s raining or the roads are wet, don’t use cruise control. If it’s switched on and you lose traction in slick conditions, you won’t be able to respond quickly by taking your foot off the accelerator.

Turn on your lights

A simple rule to follow: If you need to turn on your windshield wipers, you also need to turn on your lights. This way, it’ll be easier for other vehicles to see you coming even when visibility is limited.

Don’t hesitate to pull over or turn back

Have a hard time seeing the road ahead in a downpour? Pullover to a safe spot and wait it out (and be sure to turn on your emergency blinkers if you’re on the side of the road). And if you encounter a stretch of road that’s flooded or close to it, don’t risk your life or your vehicle — turn around and take a different route.

The change in seasons is a great time to schedule service at Frank Porth Chevrolet in Crivitz. We’ll rotate your tires, check your lights, and make sure your vehicle is in great shape to take on rainy weather.

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