Regardless of if you're driving through a heavy storm or a light shower, rain can be dangerous for motorists. At Terry Auto Outlet VA, our team is committed to helping Lynchburg, VA drivers stay safe when they're behind the wheel, so here are some tips to use next time you're driving in the rain.

Be sure that your vehicle is prepared for inclement weather. It's helpful to check the levels of your vehicle's washer fluid and be sure to check turn signals, headlights, and taillights to ensure other drivers can see you. Keep the outside and inside of the windshield clean so that your visibility isn't hindered, and check the condition of your vehicle's windshield wiper blades.

Traveling under the speed limit is one of the safest habits to practice while driving in the rain. Because roads are slippery when wet, be sure that you maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead. If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, turn the steering wheel the way you want the vehicle to go, which will help you get back on course.