The New Orleans auto care experts at Twin Tire can help you stay safe on wet roads.
According to news reports, folks in Denver were surprised this week by an early snowstorm. That's not something that we in New Orleans generally have to worry about. But we do have to worry about rain, which has a similar effect of making roads slick and hazardous for drivers.
Wet pavement can be especially hazardous if your tires aren't in good shape. As Consumer Reports points out, "Worn tires—especially bald ones—can be deadly on wet roads, where the grooves aren't deep enough to channel water out from beneath the tread. The result is hydroplaning, where the tread skims the water's surface and the vehicle no longer responds to the steering wheel. Wet-weather braking and snow traction also decrease as tires wear. ...
"Reduced wet-weather braking can be even more dangerous than hydroplaning. Compared with new tires, those with half their tread depth took 3 to 6 feet longer to come to a stop from 40 mph on our wet track with the antilock braking system engaged."
You know what that means: Time to check your tires. It's also time to replace old, worn tires.
If you're not sure about the condition of your tires, you need the New Orleans auto care experts at Twin Tire Auto Care to take a look. The certified New Orleans auto care and auto repair experts can fix flats or help you choose new tires that are best for you and your driving style. That's because Twin Tire carries all makes, models and style of tire to fit any vehicle or driving style.
Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center of choice since 1973. Twin Tire has three convenient New Orleans auto repair and auto care service centers to help you: Marrero, Harvey and Hammond. Twin Tire also has a New Orleans auto care and auto repair center in Harahan for heavy, commercial vehicles.
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