During this time of year, it's common to see more rain storms in the Allen area. Even if you like this kind of weather, you can certainly agree that it can make driving more frustrating. That's why the team at Christian Brothers Automotive in Allen would like to provide you with five easy steps to improve driving in rainy weather.
- Replace worn wiper blades: Have you noticed skipping, squeaking, or streaking with your windshield wipers? If so, it's probably time to replace them. You can also inspect your blades for corrosion or other damage that might be a sign for change. Buying new blades will do wonders for improving your visibility to help you better react to anything that happens while you are on the road.
- Eliminate distractions: A rainstorm is not the time to be talking on the phone, channel surfing on the radio, or eating a corn dog. Keep both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road or your mirrors.
- Drive at a comfortable speed: During heavy rain, don't use cruise control. Even if cars are speeding around you, you can stay under the posted speed limits within a range you feel good about.
- Keep a safe distance: Stay five car lengths, or one second per ten miles per hour, behind the car in front of you. This should give you ample time to brake quickly or react to anything that may happen in front of you.
- Be prepared: Even if you are driving as safely as possible, you may still be at risk for skidding or hydroplaning. If you begin skidding, do not slam on the brakes! Remain calm and slowly steer in the direction you need to go. Follow a similar process if you start hydroplaning.
Please keep these steps in mind to help make the roads a little safer during rain in Allen.