Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain in Orlando

Spring has returned, and that means you can expect a lot of the wet stuff around Orlando in the months ahead. Before you head out during a downpour, keep in mind some key tips for driving safely in the rain.

Take your time

The worst thing you can do when the roads are slick is go too fast. If you are worried about running late, leave 10 minutes earlier than normal to give yourself time to get where you’re going. Driving too fast increases your risk of losing control of your vehicle and can put you in jeopardy.

Know how to handle a worst-case scenario

Say you hit a large pocket of water and your vehicle begins to skid. It’s crucial that you know what to do when your vehicle is hydroplaning. AAA recommends two basic steps: looking and steering in the direction you want your car to go and being very light with the brakes. If you handle this situation coolly, you can get back on the road like nothing ever happened.

Make sure your car is up to snuff

Tackling adverse weather with bad tires, old brakes, or ineffective windshield wipers is not ideal. If your vehicle is due for maintenance heading into spring, be sure to bring it into Tropical Ford and we’ll get you all squared away.

Be safe out there and remember to contact Tropical Ford for all your vehicle needs in Orlando, Florida.

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Trick Out Your Truck with These Ford Accessories

Whether you’ve got the multipurpose Maverick, rugged Ranger, fearsome F-150, or powerful Super Duty, you’ve already made a great choice by opting for a Built Ford Tough® truck. If you want to build on that smart investment, take your pick of some great Ford truck accessories available at Ford’s website and through Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida.

Bed products

One of the best things you can do to ensure the longevity of your Ford truck is protecting the bed. Ford offers several different truck bed accessories including liners, tonneau covers, and cargo management options like ramps and storage boxes.

Seat covers

If you’re out and about in Orlando soaking up the sun, salt, and surf, you may want to invest in some high-quality seat covers to protect yourself. Ford carries Covercraft products for its trucks, ensuring a pleasant mix of style and toughness — just like the trucks themselves.

Bike products

If you like biking around Orlando for fun, the Ford truck lineup is available with accessories to help make it easier to embrace your passion. With options like Yakima hitch-mounted swing racks and lockable rack-mounted bike carriers, you can easily put together a big biking outing for your whole crew.

There are tons of ways to accessorize your Ford truck. Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida, can help you make the right choices, place your order, and easily install your new accessories so that you can start planning how to put your truck to the test.

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