1) Paull recommends properly preparing your vehicle
You need should regularly check your wiper blades are working properly (front and back!) so they properly clear your window. Also, regularly check your tire treads are at the recommended tread depth so you have more grip on the road (the legal depth is 1.6mm across the central tread). It is also a good idea to fill up on fuel, even if filling up in the rain is a nightmare, because using lights, the heater and sitting in traffic will use your fuel quicker!
2) Slow down and keep your distance!
In wet conditions the stopping distances double (from 2 seconds to 4!). Your tyres have less grip so you need to leave more space between you and the vehicle in front so you can stop safely.
3) Use your headlights
Using dipped headlights will make you more visible to other drivers. DON’T use your rear fog lights in rain because they can easily be confused with brake lights and even dazzling to other drivers
4) Keep your air-conditioning on
Having the a/c on will stop your window from misting up. Start off cold then heat up to clear the window quicker!
5) Keep Local News On
Stay up to date with any road closures so you can better plan your journey and avoid dangerous roads
6) Don’t Drive Too Fast Through Standing Water
This could cause you to aquaplane (meaning your tyres completely lose grip on the road). If your steering feels suddenly light, you could be aquaplaning. DON’T panic & DON’T break! Just ease of the accelerator until you gain full control. If you start to skid, similar to driving on ice, steer gently in the direction you want to go. Breaking & sharp steering will cause you to loose further control.
7) Keep the Bonnet Closed
If you break down in heavy rain, keep your bonnet closed! This will stop your electrical system getting soaked! It’s better to leave it closed and wait for help to arrive to avoid any costly repairs