Driving in Wet Weather

October 4th, 2011

April showers bring pretty flowers and dented fenders. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, nearly one million vehicle accidents a year occur in wet weather.

Many of these rainy-day wrecks are caused by motorists failing to appreciate the vast difference between driving in wet and dry conditions, says Peter Cunningham, a championship winning race car driver who tours the U.S. for Bridgestone Firestone, teaching driving skills and discussing the importance of proper tires. "To drive safely on wet pavement, you have to recognize the demands that you, your vehicle and your tires face," Cunningham says. "It's very different than driving on dry pavement, but many motorists fail to change techniques and attention. That's when many wet weather accidents occur." Cunningham's wet weather driving tips include:

  • Slow down. As your speed decreases, the tire footprint (the amount of the tire's ...[more]
Posted in: Tire 101


windshield repair passenger tires battery inspections how potholes are formed repair engine tire warranty wheel alignment brake fluid mileage improving mpg tire deals auto repair summer tires buying tires air conditioning recharge car tires tires online winter tire help air conditioning chip windshield repair tire rotation tires st. louis mo driving tips snow tires preventative maintenance service battery repair tire shops st. louis mo driving safety tips winter driving tips engine maintenance transmission fuid tires st louis driver safety Dakar Racing car battery replacement rotate tires difference snow tires winter tires snow and winter tires all seasons tires winter tire information winter tire guide tune up local tune up tire repair preventative maintenance tread depth air conditioning service flat tire repair replacing tires winter tire tips winterize car battery auto mechanic buy winter tires tire replacement truck tires snow driving tire balancing mpg brakes high mileage engine windshield crack ac service tire alignment auto services auto repair services all season tires recharge ac dangers of potholes car ac service gas mileage driving in winter a car heater repair winterize battery tread wear mechanic local oil change winter tire decisions tires snow tires vs winter tires automotive repair services tires st. louis winter tires glass windshield repair drive in bad weather tire store truck repair replace car battery spare tire replacement what is a tune up tire pressure car alignment spring tires car battery repair auto air conditioning recharge check car heater discount tires kansas city oil change service tire discount brake repair truck heater repair tune up service buy snow tires auto service tires on sale buy tires online windshield glass repair driving in wet recharge ac car new tires tire rotation service air conditioning car service car air conditioning service safe tires flat tires fluid change check engine light winter tire benefits winter driving safe driving tips holiday deals on tires auto repair service tire center tire repair st. louis spring cleaning fuel economy tire brands winter tires online car repair tire rotation benefits wet driving car maintenance safe winter driving oil change tire maintenance heater repair iPhone brand tires auto repair mechanics wet weather driving spare tires discount winter tires safe vehicle windshield replacement automotive repair low rolling resistance tire oil changes auto glass repair car battery tire installation tire stores st. louis mo auto mechanics mechanics tires kansas city technology coolant buy tires potholes how to drive in wet weather tires for sale battery replacement winter tire savings