Roads can develop standing pools of water during excessively wet weather. Once they become flooded, they pose a serious hazard to your safety and ability to handle your car. When you cannot avoid driving, you can at least take these steps to avoid hydroplaning.

Your first step involves avoiding cruise control. Cruise control does not allow you to slow down as needed to adjust to the roads' conditions. If you were to step on the brake to stop the cruise control, you could also throw your car into a skid and hydroplane off the road.

You also need to keep your tires aired up all the way. Find out how much air each tire holds and make sure they are held at that level. Flat tires or tires that are under-inflated are more difficult to control and do not let you slow down or stop as needed to avoid hydroplaning.

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