Oh, hey! Raindrops! I was driving this afternoon on the 101 freeway, and one of those out-of-nowhere rainstorms hit. Whoa! I was wishing I was behind the wheel of one of the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson SUVs for that white-knuckle experience! It wasn’t so much that the rain was especially heavy, but it was the drivers who don’t know how to handle a bit of water on the asphalt. I longed to be driving a new Hyundai Tucson in Temecula because it has some pretty advanced safety features that would protect any driver from the vagaries of other cars who just weren’t prepared to hydroplane!
I swung by my Temecula Hyundai dealer to chit chat with the team for a little bit about what they’ve noticed when people are on the road when it starts to rain, and oh, boy! Did they have some stories! I whittled it down to the top three things to avoid while driving in the rain just to make it easy, and if you see people breaking these common-sense driving practices, steer clear!
Stay Away From the Side
Roads are made so that they’re just a bit higher in the middle, allowing rainwater to slide down and collect on the sides. Driving close to the sides in order to improve visibility doesn’t work, and will just place your new 2016 Hyundai Tucson tires in a big fat puddle!
Don’t Hit the Highbeams
We all know we need to turn our headlights on for safety when it starts to rain in Southern California so that we can see better and others can better see us. But more isn’t always better, so make sure you don’t flip on the high-beams – the light being refracted through the raindrops can be too strong and may end up being more of a hindrance than a help to Temecula drivers!
Don’t worry about the speed limit when it starts raining – this is one time slower is better. Speeding on wet asphalt can lead to hydroplaning, which can lead to fender-benders or serious accidents in Riverside, which leads to a big and dangerous mess.
Winter is officially here, and it’s time to get ready for the rainy weather! If you’ve been thinking that a new Hyundai would be the perfect addition to your garage to keep you safe when the weather turns bad, stop by the premier Hyundai dealership in Temecula today and test drive a new 2016 Hyundai Tucson for sale! The Black Friday Hyundai deals are spectacular and their Hyundai service center in Riverside is top notch!