Tips for driving in the rain as we are heading into the winter months the weather will change and we will see more and more poor driving conditions with rain, wind, snow and a combination of both.

Some of the most simple and important tips is to slow down a little as wet roads will increase your stopping distance considerably and to combat this we can also give more room to the vehicles in front to assist you in your braking.

Be extra vigilant when driving through standing water, you never know what is in there or how deep it could be and this also affects your traction control meaning as you enter the water the tyres will lose grip.

If you are driving through standing water with only one side of your cars wheels in the puddle so to speak, be aware the vehicle will begin to pull to the side which the wheels are entering the standing water, so make sure you slow down and keep the steering straight to avoid any loss of control and spinning into a skid.

Test your brakes after driving through deep standing water to clear any water that has entered your braking system.

Try to make sure your windscreen wiper blades are in good working order or you may find it difficult to see the road ahead with defective wiper blades, so check them for wear an tear.

As for any journey remember to plan your route and have your phone fully charged in case of any mishaps or problems.

There are always more accidents in poor weather conditions as people fail to prepare for bad weather so you may be stuck in traffic from time to time. Keep your fuel tank filled up as necessary to plan for this.

Be safe, be vigilant, driving through big puddles seems fun but beware of the pitfalls that can come with them, big potholes, loss of control and possibly debris that can damage your wheels and car.

We hope you like our tips for driving in the rain and they help to keep you safe out on the road.