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VW Accident Repairs in Leatherhead

How to Avoid Accidents When Driving in the Rain

Many car accidents happen in heavy rain and wet road conditions. As such, it’s important to know best road practices for driving in poor weather. By following our tips, you reduce your risk of accidents, avoiding the need for repairs, including VW accident repairs. By maintaining proper control of your vehicle, you help keep yourself and other road users safe. However, it isn’t always possible to avoid an incident. If you’re involved in a road accident in Leatherhead or the nearby areas, Dorking Accident Repair Centre offers reliable reparative services to get you back on the road as soon as possible. This includes approved Volvo repairs and approved BMW repairs.

With countless years of experience, we even undertake authorised Audi accident repairs. This gives our customers complete peace of mind, knowing that their vehicle is in the most capable hands. As a specialist accident repair centre, we are adept at all kinds of repair work. We regularly work with customers whose vehicles have been damaged in wet weather incidents.

To maximise your safety when driving in heavy rain, take note of the following tips. While we hope you never need our services, we are always on hand to provide expert advice and solutions for BMW, Volvo, Audi and VW accident repairs, as well as repairs on all other makes and models in Leatherhead.

Drive at Slower Speeds

Although this may seem obvious, all too often we carry out repairs, including approved BMW repairs, for damage that could have been avoided by driving at a slower speed. Going too quickly in wet conditions is asking for an accident. By lowering your speed, you reduce your stopping distance, making it much easier to avoid a collision.

Our team provides approved Volvo repairs, and repairs for all other manufacturer makes, for customers who have lost control of their vehicle by driving too quickly for road conditions.

Reducing your speed helps prevent water building up under your tyres, known as aquaplaning. Consequently, lower speeds help you maintain a good amount of traction and stay in control of steering.

Maintaining proper control of your vehicle is the best way to avoid accidents. However, we know damage often isn’t your fault. Whether you’ve been hit by another driver, or you’ve lost control of your vehicle, you need a trusted technician to carry out repairs.

Established in 1997, Dorking Accident Repair Centre has earned an outstanding reputation in the Leatherhead and Dorking areas, and are proud to offer approved BMW repairs as well as authorised Audi accident repairs. We also undertake work on all other vehicle makes.

Check Your Tyres

Your tyres play a vital role in keeping control of your vehicle. The correct tyre pressure ensures good traction to avoid skidding.

You also have a responsibility as a car owner to make sure tyres have a legal tread depth. This is a minimum of 1.6mm across the middle three quarters of each tyre. For maximum safety on wet roads, we recommend a minimum tread depth of 3mm.

Check Your Wipers

Effective and well-maintained windscreen wipers are essential for driving in the rain. Wipers should clear the windshield with one wipe, ensuring the highest levels of visibility. If your wipers squeak or skip across the windscreen, you may need to replace them.

Rain can seriously affect your ability to assess potential hazards, and ineffective wipers increase the risk of accidents. If you’re unable to see properly, you’re much more likely to bump your car, hit obstacles, or even crash with other vehicles.

As providers of approved Volvo repairs and VW accident repairs, we offer full solutions for drivers in Leatherhead who experience such incidents. Our extensive services include headlamp lens repairs and bumper and panel repairs.

At Dorking Accident Repair Centre, we deliver professional services for every customer. While we hope you remain safe on the road and avoid any accidents, we’re here if you need us. Because we offer authorised Audi accident repairs as well as approved repairs for BMW, Volvo and VW makes, drivers in Leatherhead know they are in the most reliable hands.

Call us today on 01306 743030 for BMW, Volvo, Audi and VW accident repairs in Leatherhead and the surrounding areas.