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April Showers Mean May Flowers: How to Deal with Spring Rainstorms

April Showers Mean May Flowers: How to Deal with Spring Rainstorms

Spring is officially here, and we are starting to see the telltale signs of this season: clocks have already sprung forward, the sun is beginning to peek out from behind the clouds, and blooming flowers are beginning to sprinkle along the roadside. Yet, spring also means spring showers! We all know the saying: April showers mean May flowers! The team at Carlsbad Auto Service wants you to stay safe out there. Here is how to deal with spring rainstorms:  Make sure to slow down on those wet and slippery roads! Rain is the deadliest weather-related driving hazard. Spring showers result in slick roads because water is mixing with oil in the pavement. The first 10 minutes of light rain is the most dangerous for hydroplaning, especially if you are driving at speeds above 35 mph. This means you need to slow down during those spring rainstorms.  Sometimes, we see those large puddles on the pavement, and we can’t resist the urge to drive through and see the splash! However, thi ... read more

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