We usually associate driving in the winter with snow and icy roads but in most parts of the UK in winter, and throughout all seasons, you are more likely to drive in flooded roads and heavy rain.

Here at HiQ we know that driving in wet conditions can be one of the trickiest thing so we have put together top tips and advice to help you be prepared in all conditions.

In order to be prepared in bad weather and rainy conditions you will need to carry on maintenance on your car and regularly check your wipers, headlights and tyres as these are vital tools that make a huge difference and can help you keep on the road and have a safe drive in the worst weather conditions.

Check your lights bulb and replace bulbs that might have blown. Headlights are vital while driving in the rain, even if you can see perfectly having your lights on helps other drivers and road users see you as well.

Another thing to consider is the fact that stopping distances are longer in wet roads so make sure you regularly check your tyres, if you don’t know how to check your tyres you can learn how to do it here, or you can check your tyres in your local HiQ centre.

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If it has been raining for an extended period of time, then puddles will form on the roadside. Slow down before driving on standing water, driving too quickly on standing water not only it will potentially spray other road users but are likely to lose control of the car temporarily.

This is because there is too much water fir the tyre tread to cut through so the tyre will skid on water, while driving the typical sensation that you will have is the steering wheel going light in your hand.

So, whatever you do make sure your car is prepared, drive slowly and be careful while driving in heavy rain.