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So I got this car, it’s got good tires & engine, (no check engine light), when it even gets a drop of rain on it will slide. The first week I had it, I was driving on a ramp on to the interstate and I slid almost completely sideways. I was wondering if it was a weight issue, or just the car itself? What can be done about it? Or just any information at all! Please & Thank you!
the car has 109,800 miles on it very well taken care of! & I’ll continue to do so!
 

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"Good" is probably being determined by how much tread is showing. By your description, they perform poorly.

On my first Malibu, a 2009, the tires were the Goodyear Eagle LS2 models. They were okay, but not really "good".

At 20,ooo miles I traded it for a brand new 2011 that came with the same tires. By 10,ooo miles, I had those taken off for a set of Hankook Optimo H727 tires, but they were just about as bad. I was going at the posted speed for an off-ramp. At the bottom of the ramp was a right turn that dumped onto a surface street. When I turned the wheel, the car went straight! Had there been any cars there, it would have ended in a collision. The thing is, it hadn't been raining for several days, and at most there was a little dew from overnight and it was already late morning.

Right away I started looking for a replacement car or replacement tires. I ended up with a set of Michelins and learned a valuable lesson: Don't risk my health and life, or that of others, just to be able to tick the box that says "Good tires".

What brand, model, and size are your tires?
 

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The car isn't responsible for hydroplaning, your tires are the problem. Just because they have tread doesn't mean they're good or safe tires. Get a set of continentals or michelins.
 
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Front wheel drive cars are more prone to hydroplaning as the front tires do 2 functions of drive and steering.
Tire quality and tread depth are more important with FWD than rear wheel drive along with reduced speed in rain with FWD vs RWD.
 
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