Your Kia Rio slips and becomes uncontrollable especially during a turn when you weren’t driving so quickly? You don’t really understand where it comes from and you’ve been quite frightened.
In this article, we will try to simplify the subject, and figure out all the potential causes that makes your Kia Rio slip, but also how to stop getting caught up again and crash your Kia Rio.
Factors that cause your Kia Rio to slip
Wet soil and aquaplaning
The first thing to take into account, even if it seems obvious, is the weather conditions. When the ground is wet, and as a result covered with water, your Kia Rio’s grip is completely modified And has a great chance to slip and loose control. You could easily do aquaplaning, which results in the fact that your tire is no longer in direct contact with the ground, and therefore your Kia Rio no longer has any grip. Your car will therefore start to take random, very dangerous directions.
Tire quality, wear, pressure
This aquaplaning phenomenon is clearly accentuated by various reasons. First, the make of your Kia Rio’s tires. In the event that you have decided to buy tires at an unbeatable price, it is almost certainly to be at the expense of quality. Be very careful with that, your lives are at stake. If there is anything you should take care about before buying, it is the tires. Talk to someone qualified or look at comparators on the Internet for your Kia Rio because a bad quality tire could make your Kia Rio to slip very easily.
Beyond the quality of these tires, there is also their range of wear. Even a tire of excellent quality wears out relatively quickly, count between 40,000 and 50,000 km. When you have worn tires, they become entirely smooth and therefore reduce all Kia Rio’s grip on the ground.
Then comes the pressure from them. Indeed, an under-inflated tire also favors aqua-planning (we are talking about aquaplnning here but this does not only concern water, but any slippery ground, water, oil, gasoline etc…). Bear in mind to check the pressure of these frequently, especially on the eve of a long journey. The advised pressure is often written on it, otherwise you can look on the internet by filling in your Kia Rio’s model.
Vehicle load and driving behaviour
It is also necessary to take into account weight of the vehicle. If your safe is overloaded, your Kia Rio will be much harder to control and therefore slip easily. Pay attention to that, and that brings us to the most vital point to consider, your driving style.
If you drive fast, it is just common sense to reduce your grip on the ground. When turning, do not accelerate. Of course, avoid wet areas, especially on the side of the road.
Imagine that you arrived too fast in the bend, when you start to lose control and start to slip, avoid braking absolutely. This would cause you to permanently lose control of the vehicle.
If your car is leaving from the front, it is advisable to stay on course and wait until you find some grip.
If, on the contrary, you were to start making a tailspin, try to counter-direct your Kia Rio in the right direction.
Of course it is easier said than done, but it is still better to be familiar with that than nothing at all!
The main point to remember is that your Kia Rio’s brake is your enemy in this situation, check the condition of your Kia Rio on a regular basis, don’t drive too fast, especially in corners, and if this happens anyway, try to stay calm and just decelerate to restore manageable speed and grip the road again.
To find more tips on the Kia Rio, take a look at the Kia Rio category.