Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain | McAllen, TX

Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain - Bert Ogden BMW in McAllen, Texas

Those who don’t live in South Texas might imagine a spring in McAllen, Texas, as a bright and sunny affair, but we locals know that quite often spring weather brings downpours. If you get caught driving in the rain, here’s how you can keep yourself safe.

Maintain Distance

When the roads are slick, it can take longer for you to come to a complete stop. It also becomes harder to see, meaning your reaction time decreases. As such, it is important to keep a greater distance between you and the vehicles around you.

Turn on Your Headlights

Any time you use your windshield wipers, you should also turn on your headlights. Not only does it help make it easier for you to see, but it also helps other drivers see your vehicle.

Slow It Down

Speeding is never a good idea, but when conditions are poor, it is a good idea to travel below the speed limit. Reducing your speed can help you navigate the storm safely.

Do Not Use Cruise Control

Cruise control is a great technology, but it can be dangerous to use it during the rain or even after, when roads are still slick.

Stay Inside

If you haven’t left yet and conditions are bad, consider postponing your trip until the rain clears up.

Another Kind of Safety

While driving safely in the rain is important, at family-owned Bert Ogden BMW, we also believe in prioritizing health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, we encourage you to shop for new cars using our online Express Checkout option, to engage with our service department using our contactless options, and, when visiting in person is a must, to wear a mask and maintain proper social distancing. We’ll do our part by regularly sanitizing all common areas at the dealership.


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