Mechanic: Tires Best Defense Against Wet Roads

1:52 PM, Jan 11, 2014   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- With rain like we've had this Saturday, wet roads and standing water can become real issues for drivers. 

"As long as your tires can't make that contact with the road and your tire has nothing to grip to, then you're going to slide," said owner of Honest-1 Auto Care Erik Rhyne. 

Rhyne, owner of the Greensboro shop, talked to WFMY News 2 Saturday to talk about tires and wet roads. He says the key to safety for you and your family is to make sure your tires stay in good shape. 

"Make sure you're maintaining them," said Rhyne. "So you're making sure that they're not getting to the point where they're kind of flat and worn, which will drastically increase the chance of you hydroplaning or sliding in snow."

He also offers tips about driving safely on wet roads. 

"If you're on a highway or something like that, the water obviously drains to the side lane," he said. "Try to stay in the middle lane, the highest point of the road because the water is obviously going to dissipate quicker."

Be sure to tune into WFMY News 2 at 6 to hear more from Rhyne about tire safety and wet roads. 

Honest-1 Auto Care/WFMY News 2

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