If you’ve ever been caught driving in a storm, you know how nerve-wracking it can be. At Lester Glenn Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM near Brick, NJ, we want to help you stay safe even when conditions are at their worst.
A storm doesn’t just change the physical conditions of driving, it changes the psychological ones as well. When a storm is looming in the sky, many have a tendency to drive more aggressively to try to make it to their destination before getting caught. This is a temptation you should try to avoid. Getting caught in a storm is not ideal, but if everyone around you is driving hyper offensively, it’s in your best interest to play it safe and drive a little more defensively.
If you do get caught, you will have to worry about both the psychological state of the drivers around you and the dramatic physical changes caused by the darkness, rain, winds, lightning, and possibly hail. It can be hard to focus on driving safely when you are concerned about the damage being done to your car by the elements.
What Can You Do
The best thing you can do is avoid the storm altogether. Plan around it if at all possible. If driving in poor weather conditions is unavoidable, it may be in your best interest to pull over and wait it out.
If you can’t avoid the weather and feel you should continue on, make sure to leave a lot of room for unexpected maneuvering. Understand that other drivers may not be as concerned with safety as you are. Consider holding the wheel of your 2018 Jeep Wrangler a bit tighter than you would normally, and maybe use both hands so you’re ready for any hydroplaning you may have to deal with.
If you encounter hail, just know that we can fix any issues here at Lester Glenn Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM with quality Jeep parts. Stay safe!