hydroplaning

hydroplaning
A phenomenon of driving when water builds up under the tire tread, causing it to lose contact with the road. Caused by speed, water depth, tread depth, and inflation pressure. Slowing down will usually restore normal tire contact with the road. Also called aquaplaning.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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