There are a number of dangers to consider when driving in wet conditions. Not only can the roads be difficult to navigate, but steering might also be less reliable and visibility is definitely not what it is on a sunny day. But did you know driving in these conditions – and especially through puddles or deep water – can also make your brakes wet? If you’ve been left with wet brakes after a wet drive, here’s what you can do to restore them to normal and get them working properly again.
The dangers of wet brakes
If your brakes become excessively wet after driving through water, your braking ability will become compromised. We’re sure you can imagine what might happen next: an accident, perhaps a car insurance claim, possibly a damaged vehicle, and maybe an accident replacement car.
We know you want to avoid this at all costs, so how do you dry wet brakes after they’ve become saturated by the rain?
Drying your brakes
It might sound strange, but the best way to dry wet brakes is by braking slowly and gently. The heat caused by braking will help your brakes to dry in no time. It also helps to drive slowly and to avoid stepping down on the brakes, as this will just make things worse.
If you have driven through deep water, always check your brakes are working effectively afterwards. Doing so will prevent damage and potential accidents down the line.
Have you been in an accident that wasn’t your fault?
If wet weather or another driver has caused an accident and you’re not at fault, choose the experts at Not My Fault. We help many Australian drivers get back on the road, delivering high-quality cars to homes and workplaces with no hassle. With our extensive fleet and quality customer service, you can rest assured you’re in safe hands with us. Call us on 1800 699 034 or use our online form to get more information or to request a vehicle.