Frequently Asked Questions

Aquaplaning

It occurs when the water that accumulates between the wheels on the vehicle and the road surface cannot be directed to the tyre's surface and is too much for their tread gooves. The tyre will "hover" on that water which can lead to malfunctioning steering and to the loss of kinetic energy. Aquaplaning is distinguished by light steering, simultaneous wheel rotation and the sound of water underneath the vehicle. During aquaplaning, the driver must not brake suddenly; he should slowly release the accelarator pedal and continue controlling the steering wheel in the direction of the road. When the car is back on the track, make sure the wheels do not lock or be positioned in the wrong direction of travel. When the car is set on cruise control, the driver must be very careful on twisty roads. Indeed on wet roads it is better not to engage cruise control at all. Drive safely in the rain!