Driving in wet weather can be dangerous, New Orleans drivers need to make sure their cars and tires are rain ready.
The weather around New Orleans has been pretty bad the past couple of days. The state even closed the Lake Pontchartrain bridge for a bit because of the weather. It might surprise you to know that driving in rainy weather is more dangerous than driving in snow. Edmunds.com points out: “After averaging 10 years of statistics, NHTSA researchers found that 46 percent of weather-related crashes happened during rainfall, but just 17 percent while it was snowing or sleeting. … Drivers often do not respect the rain, and fail to adjust their driving habits to hazardous conditions.”
Of course, the best way to avoid the danger is simply to stay home. But that’s not usually possible. Edmunds offers some driving tips – slow down, maintain a safe distance between you and other cars, don’t use cruise control, turn on your headlights, and make sure your car is rain ready.
Yep. Make sure your tires are in good shape and have sufficient tread. Make sure your tire pressure is correct. Make sure your windshield washers blades aren’t worn. Make sure your headlights, taillights and turn signals are operating properly.
Twin Tire Auto Care can help with that. Twin Tire’s certified New Orleans auto technicians can make sure your tires and other safety equipment are operating at peak. And, if they’re not, Twin Tire can repair them. If you need new tires in New Orleans, Twin Tire is the place to go. Twin Tire carries all brands, sizes and style of tire to fit any vehicle, driving style or driving need.
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