Ballas Buick GMC wants you to be extra careful during the first rain or first snowfall. That’s the most dangerous time to drive. We have prepared several blogs to help drivers be better prepared for the winter of tricky roads. If you do get into an accident, Ballas will be there for you in this stressful time. The Ballas Collision Center; located in Toledo,OH; is a quality, skilled group of highly trained professionals.
There are a number of reasons why it is dangerous to drive after rain or to drive in the rain. When you drive after rain, you should be aware that the surface of the road is covered in a thin film of water, oil, and grease which can reduce your traction and cause your car to skid. While driving in the rain, you also have to contend with poor visibility. By driving slowly and staying focused, you will prevent accidents which may cause damages, injuries, or loss of life. It is also very important to keep your tires well maintained for the best possible traction.
Rain makes for slippery roads, especially when it has not rained in a long time. This is because greasy substances like lubricants and oil drip from cars as people drive, and these substances accumulate on the surface of the road until they are washed away. The first rain can loosen these greasy materials, creating an oily slick on the surface of the road which can make driving very dangerous. If you drive after rain, you need to be aware that this slick can interfere with your ability to drive, especially at high speeds.
Accidents do happen. Stop by the Ballas Collsion Center anytime for a free estimate. Ballas offers a lifetime guarantee on our body work. We’ll create a written estimate of what’s recommended to complete the repair, and we will offer Genuine GM Parts. In addition, if there is other service work that is required to restore your vehicle to pre-accident condition, we have Certified Service technicians on hand. We will review this estimate with you and address any questions you may have. We are located at 5715 W. Central Ave in Toledo OH. You can also call us at 419.535.1000.