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Can wet roads cause a car to hydroplane?

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2013-06-07 09:01:00

Yes, they definitely can.

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Cars might skid on wet roads because the water gets under the tires of the car. Then the cars don't have enough traction.


I believe you mean "Why are wet roads more dangerous than dry roads to cars?"The answer is relatively simple. Safe roads have a good amount of friction in order to let the car steer safely. On a wet road, much of the friction is reduced, not only hindering steering, but rendering brakes ineffective.


to show how well the car handles in "not-so-perfect" road conditions.


There are many places where one could see the act of hydroplaning in action. The best place to see hydroplaning in action would be on a street on a wet day and a car slides on the wet street.


If you are driving on wet roads there is no way to avoid those effects. Most brakes dry out very quickly when applied.


Yes, It is a rating of how well it "stop" in the wet. AA is the highest rating, A, B, C is the lowest.


50/50 really if you think about it depends on the driver.


its your abs brake light coming on it stops car skidding on wet roads


ESP: Electronic Stability Program. It is there to keep the power of the engine harnessed and keep you/your car out of trouble from wheel spin/torque steering/wet roads.


On dry, firm roads, pretty much nothing. Treads are there to deal with water and soft surfaces. Modern treads are also designed to help avoid hydroplaning on very wet roadway, without treads a car would very easily hydroplane (completely losing contact with the roadway when there is even just a little water over the roadway, causing the car to 'float' with no traction whatsoever).


ESP: Electronic Stability Program. It is there to keep the power of the engine harnessed and keep you/your car out of trouble from wheel spin/torque steering/wet roads.


Well, statistically , yes, more crashes happen on wet roads, and icy roads. Black ice is the major cause of crashes in the US.


The GS is great handling car- on dry pavement, gets a little trickier on wet roads, and is down right dangerous on snowy roads. Remember it's rear wheel drive which can cause the car to fish tail. Make sure tires are in good shape and use snow tires for winter driving.


An old belt getting wet. Get it changed out.


The cause of a car floor getting wet could be something as simple as a seal in the door going bad. Depending on which side of the car, it could also be a leak in the HVAC system of the car.



Yes it could. Happened to mine. I had to replace it


Any car needs traction to accelerate, turn or stop. Your tires can't grip on slippery roads, it needs clean and dry asphalt for maximum traction.


Because the acid can leak out and cause damage to the equipment and to humans.



The serpentine belt on a car will get wet with oil if there is a leaking gasket or seal. Oil is blown around by the cooling fan which can cause it to collect on the belt.


friction on the road can be al life or death situation. when there is a loss in friction or stickiness in tires it could result in cause understeeer or oversteer. if you not a drift racer then these would be bad things. wet conditions can create a loss in friction and can cause you to hydroplane. that's when your car is no longer riding on the road surface instead it is riding on the water. this can lead to all sorts of pproblems like inablity to stop or steer.


It doesn't wet roads take traction away from racing cars. Race cars are fastest with slick tires, when the road is wet it forces them to use threaded tires to dissplace the water. If the racers want to slide easily around corners that the wet road would be helpful



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