How to avoid slushplaning during the springtime

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The advantage of premium tires is that they constantly improve and develop their tire technology to help deal with dangerous situations like slushplaning. Most premium tires will incorporate some technology to prevent or reduce the risk of it, but no tires can completely eliminate the risk. This is why it’s important to know what to do when your car starts plane. It is important not to panic which is probably easier said than done but it’s important to not panic and slam the brakes. The best thing to do if you start to plane is to take the foot of the gas and try to stay straight until you regain the feel of the road and control of your car. Try to avoid any large puddle of slush and reduce your speed in rainy conditions.

Using a new good quality tire with adequate tire pressure is important as tread depth plays a role. Slushplaning is the same phenomena as hydroplaning, where it is just that you get a layer of slush between the tires and the road surface instead of just water.

During the winter you should be having winter tires on your car or then winter approved all-weather tires. You shouldn’t be driving with all-season tires as they aren’t approved for winter use. If you use all-weather tires, use tires like the Nokian WR G4, that have polished main grooves to effectively clean snow, slush, and water off the tire to ensure a that the tire grips the road thereby protecting against both hydroplaning and slushplaning.

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