Rain and wet road conditions are perhaps the worst conditions that most drivers will face on a regular basis. Hazards and risks are elevated whenever it starts to rain, or even if roads are still wet from a recent downpour.

Here are 5 tips and tricks for everday drivers to follow during wet weather!

1. Drive A Clean Car In Good Condition
Once a month, clean the outsides and insides of windshields and windows, and check your windshield wiper blades for wear. 

2. Know The Roads
Roads are built to withstand different weather conditions in different parts of the country, so if you’re new to an area, use extra caution during or after a storm.

3. Switch On Lights, Not Brights
Many newer cars come with automatic running lights, turn on the actual headlights when using windshield wipers so your taillights come on as well. The idea behind having headlights is so other people can see you and all four corners of your vehicle.

4. Slow Down!
Leave at least five seconds of following distance between your own car and the one in front, and don’t feel pressure to drive the posted speed limit.

5. Hold Off On Unnecessary Trips
It’s one thing if you need to get home to your children or you’re already on the road, but otherwise, ask yourself if you’ve driven in this kind of weather before and if you’re ready to handle it right now.

Practice safe driving with the Payne Auto Group and don’t forget to schedule your next service to keep your vehicle in tip, top shape!