Regularly check the tires: always check the condition of the tires before going on the road. Be sure to perform the following daily maintenance operations: that is, keep the tires with proper air pressure. The vehicle manufacturer specifies the correct air pressure for the tires, which can be found at the edge of the door, doorpost, glove box or fuel tank opening. This pressure value is also listed in the manual. The number listed on the side of the tire is not the recommended tire pressure-it is the maximum pressure allowed by the tire. You should check the tire pressure at least once a month. In addition, the depth of the tread pattern should be checked. Proper tread pattern depth helps prevent skidding and puncture.
Drive at a reduced speed: When it rains, the dirt and oil on the road are mixed together, which makes the road slippery and weakens the braking ability of the vehicle. The best way to avoid skidding is to slow down. Slow driving can increase the contact area between the tire and the road surface, thereby providing greater traction.
How to get rid of the slippery state: Even the most cautious driver can slip. If the vehicle slips, remember not to depress the brake pedal forcefully. If your vehicle is equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), please do not brake with point brakes. Instead, you should firmly and steadily depress the brake pedal and turn the steering wheel in the direction of the slip.
Be fully prepared for the road: driving on slippery roads requires you to gently perform all main control operations (steering, clutching, braking and fueling), and be alert to accidents and emergencies ahead. When you drive on the road on a rainy day, your shoes may get wet and easily slip off the pedals when you step on them. Before starting the engine, dry the shoe soles on the car's carpet or rubber feet. All car drivers should regularly check whether the car's headlights, taillights, brake lights and turn signals are working properly.
Avoid using braking on wet and slippery roads: Avoid using braking. When possible, slow down by releasing the accelerator pedal. Even in the case of low rainfall, the headlights should be turned on. This will not only help you see the situation on the road, but also help other drivers see your vehicle. If your vehicle is equipped with daytime running lights, you should turn on these lights so that the following vehicles can better keep their distance from you.
Keep a proper distance from the vehicle in front: the braking distance on wet and slippery roads is about three times the braking distance on dry roads. Since a longer braking distance is required, be careful not to collide with the vehicle in front. Keep a distance of more than two bodies between your vehicle and the vehicle in front.
Know how to avoid and deal with vehicle skidding: If rain accumulates in front of the tires faster than the weight of the car can splash it out, skidding will occur. The water pressure will lift your car and form a thin film of water between the tire and the road. At this time, the car is completely out of contact with the road, and the vehicle is in danger of skidding or deviating from the direction, or even slipping off the road. In order to avoid skidding, keep the tires at the correct air pressure at all times, keep the tread pattern deep enough, and replace the tires when necessary. When the road is slippery, you should slow down and avoid water on the road. Try to drive along the tracks left by the car ahead. If you find that the vehicle starts to slip, please do not slam the brakes or slam the direction, which may cause the car to slip. Lift your foot from the accelerator pedal until the speed slows down and you regain the sense of road. If you need to brake, please take a gentle brake operation. If the car is equipped with ABS, please take the normal braking operation; when necessary, the on-board computer will automatically imitate the point brake operation.
If it is a rainstorm, please stop immediately: the rainstorm will cause the wiper to exceed the working load, which will cause a continuous flow of water on the windshield and affect the line of sight. If the line of sight becomes poor, you may not be able to see the edge of the road or other vehicles within a safe distance, so you should park your car on the side of the road and wait for the rain to stop. It is best to park the car in a rest area or other protected area. If you can only park on the side of the road, you should stop as close as possible to the side of the road and wait for the heavy rain to pass. The headlights and hazard warning lights should always be turned on to warn other drivers.
The first rain will make the road very slippery: the first rain will always make the road very difficult to drive, because the mud and oil spills on the dry road are mixed with rainwater, making the vehicle very easy to slip. The driver may feel that the ability to control the vehicle is reduced, and you should exercise extra caution in the first half an hour after the rain starts.
Cloudy weather will reduce the range of sight: Cloudy weather will relatively reduce your vision range when driving, so you must be extra careful when overtaking.
Dry the brakes after driving through stagnant water: If the passage of stagnant water is deep enough to make the brake pads wet, apply a few light brakes to dry the brake pads.
Do not drive with fatigue: To prevent fatigue, you should rest at least every few hours or every hundreds of kilometers.