Whether you travel in and around Rehoboth Beach, DE for work, family errands, or pleasure, the team at Luxury Motors of Rehoboth Beach wants you to be aware of all potential dangers associated with hydroplaning. We’d also like to invite you to bring your car, truck, or van to our convenient location for any type of automotive maintenance or service work.

Hydroplaning generally happens when heavy rain temporarily floods the surface of the road and prevents the tires from properly gripping the concrete or asphalt layer. Your first impulse may be to panic and slam on the brakes, but this can actually make the slide worse. A smarter course of action is to remove your foot from the gas and discontinue the use of cruise control to allow the vehicle to slow naturally on its own.

Good tire maintenance and inflation can also help to head off hydroplaning before it has a chance to start.