Keeping an eye on the condition of your tires is an important part of good auto care.
It's been raining a lot in the New Orleans area recently and more wet weather is expected today and tomorrow. That, of course, can make driving more hazardous. Michelin tire company offers these suggestions for safe driving in wet weather:
- "Slow down. If more drivers followed this tip in the rain, accidents would dramatically decrease. Wet weather doesn’t receive the same attention as winter weather driving, but it should. Wet roads present similar dangers - less grip and longer stopping distance, for example.
- "Make sure your tires offer the proper amount of tread.
- "Drive with two hands. Always.
- "Slow down before turning, and maintain a consistent speed throughout the turn.
- "While turning, don’t make any sudden steering wheel movements.
- "Only brake in a straight line before the turn, and do so gradually. Be careful if you need to brake during the turn.
- "Increase your following distance from other cars significantly.
- "If hydroplaning, do not accelerate or brake suddenly. Keep your foot lightly on the gas and steer the car forward until your tires regain traction."
And, of course, make sure your tires are in good shape and are properly inflated. If you're not sure whether your tires are up to the task, come by Twin Tire and Auto Care to have our certified auto care specialists take a look. If you happen to need tire repair or new tires, Twin Tire is the place to be. Twin Tire carries all brands, sizes and style of tire to fit any vehicle or driving need.
Twin Tire has been the New Orleans area's trusted auto care and auto repair shop since 1973. Twin Tire has three locations to serve you: Marrero, Hammond and Harvey. Twin Tire also has a location in Harahan for heavy commercial vehicles.
Also, be sure to sign up for the Twin Tire Rewards program. It's free to sign up. You get points for every qualifying purchase or service. You can trade those points in to get a discount on auto care or auto repair, or for travel perks, or you can donate them to a local charity.