There will always be risks when you go out for a drive. Accidents and collisions are just a matter of time. This risk intensifies during bad weather. Heavy rains can alter your vision, make roads slippery, and make driving much more difficult. Although there is more risk driving during the rainy season, it is possible to drastically reduce that risk. Here are some actions you should do to your car to prepare for the rain.
Wash and wax
No, this is not just for aesthetic purposes. It may seem pointless to keep your car clean if it will get dirty again. However, when water evaporates, it leaves mineral deposits that can damage your coat. Leaving you with those ugly water spots that are difficult to remove. To prevent this, wax your car before the rain starts. This will leave a protective layer that will protect your paint. This also makes it easier for you to clean your car.
Put special attention to your windshield and wipers
One of the most important things to maintain during heavy rain is good vision. This means having a clear windshield and the capability to take the water off it. Like any portion of your car's exterior, rain can leave mineral deposits which will blur your view. Make sure it is always clean and use windshield protectors to let water slide off it easily.
The windshield is not the only part you need to give special attention to. Make sure your wipers are in good condition, and replace if needed. It would be ideal to replace the blades every year. Also take a look at your windshield washers. These are the little nozzles that spray your windshield with water. They may clog up over time. Use a thin needle to pierce the whole and free up the hole again.
Check your tires
As mentioned earlier, roads will get slippery during wet weather. To make sure you have a good grip on the road, make sure your tires are in good condition. They should have good traction and hold. Make sure the grooves are deep enough to displace the water. Worn Out tires have the risk of hydroplaning or when there is no contact with the road and your car may spin out of control. Replace worn out and old tires.
There will always be actions you can do to mitigate your risk. The same can be said about your insurance. Have the best coverage for you and your car with the best insurance policy for you. At Mauser & Tobin Co., Inc., we put our clients first by offering them policies that they can afford. Learn more about our products and services by calling our agency at (516) 747-0171. You can also request for a free quote by CLICKING HERE.