Chevrolet Cobalt Owners Manual: Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads

Chevrolet Cobalt Owners Manual / Driving Your Vehicle / Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads

WARNING:
Wet brakes can cause crashes. They might not work as well in a quick stop and could cause pulling to one side. You could lose control of the vehicle.

After driving through a large puddle of water or a car/vehicle wash, lightly apply the brake pedal until the brakes work normally.

Flowing or rushing water creates strong forces.

Driving through flowing water could cause your vehicle to be carried away. If this happens, you and other vehicle occupants could drown. Do not ignore police warnings and be very cautious about trying to drive through flowing water.

Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water can build up under your vehicle's tires so they actually ride on the water.

This can happen if the road is wet enough and you are going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road.

There is no hard and fast rule about hydroplaning. The best advice is to slow down when the road is wet.

Other Rainy Weather Tips

Besides slowing down, other wet weather driving tips include:
- Allow extra following distance.

- Pass with caution.

- Keep windshield wiping equipment in good shape.

- Keep the windshield washer fluid reservoir filled.

- Have good tires with proper tread depth. See Tires.

- Turn off cruise control.

    Driving at Night
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    Before Leaving on a Long Trip
    To prepare your vehicle for a long trip, consider having it serviced by your dealer/retailer before departing. Things to check on your own include: - Windshield Washer Fluid: Reservoir full? Windo ...

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