New tyre technology innovations can help protect your car from aquaplaning. Aquaplaning is the main reason for accidents when driving in wet conditions. A lot of research and development have brought forth a new generation of tyres that are able to evacuate water faster and more efficiently than before. Aquaplaning is the phenomenon that happens when a layer of water builds up between the tyres and the road surface, leading to planing and thus a loss of traction. The new tyres have deeper grooves to help evacuate snow, slush and water from the surface between the tyre and the road and thereby protecting from aquaplaning. Technologies like polished lateral and inside grooves like in the Nokian Wetproof summer tyres allows the tyre to store more water from between the tyre and the road while accelerating its flow from the main grooves. Innovations like this improve their slush and aquaplaning properties.
You also have all-weather tyres like the Nokian WR G4 tyres are made of rubber compounds that are very similar to the rubber compounds of winter tyres. It also features the snowflake mountain symbol. The Nokian WR G3 all-weather tyres also have polished main grooves like the Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 to effectively clean snow, slush, and water off the tyre to ensure that the tyre grips the road thereby protecting against both slush and aquaplaning and. Hydroplaning does not just pertain to water (Aquaplaning) but also to slush (Slushplaning), which can happen when the snow starts melting, leaving slush on the road. This is why even in other seasons than the rainy season you can experience hydroplaning. This is why most tyre manufacturers add hydroplaning protective qualities in their entire tyre line up.
Most tyres incorporate this technology but even with a good tyre you can’t completely eliminate the risk. This is why it’s important to know what to do when your car starts hydroplaning. The best thing to do if you start hydroplaning is to stay straight and decelerate to try to regain the feel of the road and control of your car. To try to avoid hydroplaning look ahead and avoid any large puddle and reduce your speed in rainy conditions.
This means that new tyres with this new innovative technology to prevent hydroplaning is the best weapon against hydroplaning. A tread pattern that channels water out from between the tyre and the road as with the “polished grooves” utilized both in the Nokian eNTYRE and the Nokian WR G3, is a good example of these kind of tyres that can help prevent hydroplaning.
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