Tips for driving your BMW in the rain 

Do you love driving your BMW on the roadways around Markham? Does the powerful performance of your BMW put a smile on your face every time you get behind the wheel? BMW vehicles are built to perform in various weather and road conditions. If you have recently purchased a BMW vehicle and you are wondering how you can drive it safely in the rain, then you have come to the right place to learn at Pfaff BMW Markham. At our dealership, we don’t just facilitate the sale of premium quality BMW vehicles for our valued customers. We also like to provide plenty of information about BMW vehicles, and that includes how to drive them in certain conditions. Read on to learn about a few tips for driving your BMW in the rain. 

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Turn on your headlights in the rain 

When it’s raining, visibility is low. So, having your headlights on makes you more noticeable and helps you see what’s in front of you better as well. All in all, this can help avoid a collision. Additionally, keeping your headlights on in the rain will allow other drivers to see you. 

Make sure to leave more space between the vehicles in front of you 

When the roads get wet, they become very slick and your traction is reduced. This means when you go to break, it will take a little longer for your car to come to a complete stop. So, leaving more distance in between you and the car in front of you will give you more of a buffer to slowly and safely come to a stop. The braking system on your BMW is good, but don’t rely on it to stop you quickly when the roads are wet.

Be ready for the possibility of hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is when your car loses traction due to the water that is on top of the road causing your vehicle to uncontrollably slide. To minimize the risk of hydroplaning, you’ll want to make sure you’re traveling at a slow speed and your tires have the proper amount of tread on them. If you do start to hydroplane, slowly let off the gas, gently steering in the direction you want to go, and don’t hit the brakes. Your BMW has a lot of power so it is essential to keep this in mind when driving on wet roads.

These are just a few tips for driving your BMW in the rain. If you want to learn more about this, we encourage you to set up a test drive on a rainy day on our Pfaff BMW Markham website. Additionally, at Pfaff, there’s no being handed around, no wondering if you got the best deal, and no haggling price in-person or ever. Just honest customer service that actually serves you, the customer. It’s what we like to call: the Idealership. Click here to learn about the Pfaff Difference. 

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