Aquaplaning is a real challenge when driving in heavy rain. Aquaplaning occurs when a layer of water forms between the tyre and the road. This feels like sliding on water. The car no longer responds to the steering wheel and traction is lost.
A car that cannot be steered can cause unexpected problems. New tyres are the best weapons against aquaplaning. In addition, anticipatory driving, lower speed and proper tyre pressure can essentially reduce the risk of aquaplaning.
If aquaplaning does occur despite all the precautions, it is important to remain calm and react correctly. Depress the clutch, release the accelerator, and keep the steering wheel steady. Do not turn the steering wheel, as an aquaplaning car will not respond to it.