Cadillac Escalade: Driving on Wet Roads - Driving Information - Driving and Operating - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: Driving on Wet Roads

Rain and wet roads can reduce vehicle traction and affect your ability to stop and accelerate. Always drive slower in these types of driving conditions and avoid driving through large puddles and deep-standing or flowing water.

WARNING WARNING

Wet brakes can cause crashes. They might not work as well in a quick stop and could cause pulling to one side. You could lose control of the vehicle.

After driving through a large puddle of water or a car/vehicle wash, lightly apply the brake pedal until the brakes work normally.

Flowing or rushing water creates strong forces. Driving through flowing water could cause the vehicle to be carried away. If this happens, you and other vehicle occupants could drown. Do not ignore police warnings and be very cautious about trying to drive through flowing water.

After Off-Road Driving
Remove any brush or debris that has collected on the underbody or chassis, or under the hood. These accumulations can be a fire hazard. After operation in mud or sand, have the brake linings cleaned ...

Hydroplaning
Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water can build up under the vehicle's tires so they actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you are going fast enough. When the vehi ...

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Recovering a vehicle that has becomestuck
Pull away smoothly, slowly, and in a straight line when pulling out a vehicle that has become stuck. Excessive tractive power could damage the vehicles. If the drive wheels have become stuck i ...

Cleaning the headliner and carpets
► Roof lining: use soft brushes or dry shampoo if it is particularly dirty. ► Carpets: use carpet and textile cleaners that have been approved and recommended by Mercedes-Benz. ...

Before starting the engine
► Make sure the area around the vehicle is clear. ► Check fluid levels such as engine oil, coolant, brake fluid and window washer fluid as frequently as possible, or at least whe ...