Why do cars Hydroplane / AquaPlane?

On The Road 05/10/2017 9 View

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Hydroplaning happens when a tire comes into contact with more water than it can dispell.

Water pressure at the front of the wheels pushes water underneath the tires, creating a barrier between the roadway and the tire. As a result, your car loses traction and you lose both braking and steering control. Hydroplaning becomes more likely as a tire loses its tread.

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