What To Do When You Hydroplane

what to do when you hydroplane Hydroplaning is a common and scary experience for drivers of all ages. Whether it’s raining, pouring or just a little damp out, it’s a real possibility. Hydroplaning happens when your tires lose their traction with the road and begin to roll on water instead. It can be scary to feel like you’ve lost control of your vehicle, even if only for a moment. Learning what to do when you hydroplane will make you a better, more confident driver.

If you begin to hydroplane, the most important thing to remember is not to panic. Do not overcorrect, and avoid the temptation to hit the brakes. Sudden braking may cause you to lose more control. Instead, ease off the accelerator gently until you feel you’ve regained control. If necessary, gently steer your vehicle towards an open space, or to the side of the road. If you’re shook up from the event, pull over for a few minutes to rest. But, be sure not to brake until you feel your car make contact with the road once more.

To decrease your chances of having to manage a hydroplaning vehicle, be sure to regularly check your tire pressure and treads. Bald tires are one of the biggest causes of hydroplaning. Proper tire maintenance makes for safer driving in wet conditions.

Nissan Easy Fill Tire Alert Makes Owning a Car Easier

Easy Fill Tire AlertWith all of high-tech features and systems that come on cars these days, it’s amazing to see how outdated some systems have become. Take, for instance, the normal method of filling a car’s tires to the correct PSI. If you own a car without a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), you just have to check occasionally with a gauge to see how the air pressure is doing. Nissan vehicles come with TPMS to make it easier to realize when your tires are over or under inflated. Now, Nissan is introducing Easy Fill Tire Alert on vehicles like the upcoming 2014 Nissan Versa Note. This system alerts the drive when the proper PSI is achieved with a combination of flashing lights and horn alrets. Check out the details below.

Nissan Promotes Tire Inflation Technology – How it Works

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 7, 2013) – Nissan highlights the importance of vehicle tire care during summer driving season by promoting Nissan’s “Easy Fill Tire Alert” system for National Tire Safety Week. Available on five Nissan vehicles, including the all-new 2014 Versa Note, Nissan highlights the importance of tire pressure monitoring systems, like its “Easy Fill Tire Alert” system. This signature innovation takes the guesswork out of regulating tire pressure, and eliminates the need for handheld tire pressure gauges. This system is only found on Nissan and Infiniti products.