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How to Avoid Hydroplaning in Athens, AL

Driver safety is of the highest priority here at McClary Ford. Driving in the rain can be tricky business. There are more risks than many people realize. Hydroplaning, when a vehicle's tires skid or slide on wet roads, can easily lead to accidents, but there are steps you can take. Follow these tips on how to avoid hydroplaning.

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Suspension

All of the parts of your vehicle have to work properly in order for you to have a smooth ride. If your suspension is in need of repair, then you may notice that the vehicle pulls to one side when you drive. The ball joints, shock absorbers, and control arms may be damaged.

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Brake Fluid Explained

At McClary Ford, our team has a goal to help Athens, AL drivers keep their vehicles safe and operating properly. Your vehicle's braking system is a complex hydraulic system that needs brake fluid to operate. Although brake fluid is durable and can withstand very high temperatures, moisture in the air can cause it to degrade, which is why it's critical to have it changed on a routine basis.

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