With all the rain we have had over the last few weeks I thought I should include how to drive through deep water.

Drive slow, use the biting point to slip the clutch to prevent speed up whilst in the deep water.

DO NOT create a splash, this not only splashes outwards, but also inwards under the bonnet where your electrics are “water and electrics together = BAD.

It is an offence to splash someone on the footpath.

This can also get into the air filter, which stops the engine breathing in so in turn making it stall.

Keep engine revs high to prevent water entering the exhaust, and stopping the engine breathing out, so in turn making it stall,maybe in the middle of the deep water.

Test your brakes when at the other side, this also has a squeegee effect taking the water from the brakes.

In general, cars aquaplane at speeds above 53 mph (72 km/h), where water ponds to a depth of at least 1/10 of an inch (2.5 mm) over a distance of 30 feet (9 meters) or more.

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