Must-Know Car Care Tips For The Rainy Season | GoGulong
The frequent pitter-patter you hear is a sign that summer is slowly rolling out of the way and in comes the rainy season. We all know that this is the most pleasant time throughout the year in a tropical country, such as the Philippines, but heavy rains bring very bad effects on your car in contrast to direct and intense sunlight.
Car owners are all too familiar with the harsh realities of rain and flooding. For this reason and more, it’s important to look after your car and prioritize regular maintenance. Here is a compilation of a few car care tips every driver should know for the rainy season.
Clean your windshield, windows, and headlights
Driving your car in wet conditions poses different kinds of risks, especially with minimal to no visibility during heavy rains. Always remember to give your car’s windshield, windows, and headlights a good clean to maintain clear visibility as much as possible.
Check your tire tread
If you want to enjoy safe rides on the road even under wet conditions, make sure you regularly check your tire tread. If your tire treads run too shallow, it will not be safe to drive them in rainy weather conditions.
Maintain good tire pressure
Tire pressure is only as important as tire tread depth. Tires with low air pressure will find it hard to squeeze the water out of your way while driving, making it an obvious risk on the road. Maintain the right pressure suggested for your car to prevent this from happening.
Check your car’s battery life
Driving around in extreme monsoon weather conditions will significantly decrease the life of your auto battery. With that, make sure you take good care of your car’s battery and have it checked regularly during the rainy season. If required, replace it with a new one right away to avoid experiencing sudden issues while you’re driving.
Wash and wax your car regularly
It’s very difficult to remove water spots and dirt masks from your car during the rainy season. But a good car wash can help remove all accumulated dirt easily and improve driving visibility. So, never underestimate a good, regular car wash if you want to keep your car’s paint job free from chipping and dirt.
Check for water leaks
Rubber seals are an important staple during the rainy season because this helps prevent water from getting into your car. So, make sure you always check the rubber seals all throughout your car. This is also one good way of preventing corrosion. Look out for drain holes in both your trunk and hood, and make sure they’re not clogged.
Check the breaks
Whether you’re driving in the rain or under intense heat, it’s always important to have good working brakes. Having very wet brakes can create problems in stopping your car completely while you’re in the middle of the road. This is because of the grit and grease that significantly decreases the brake’s efficiency when splashed on the car’s undercarriage.
Keep an emergency kit in your car
Normally, it’s best to stay indoors during this season, especially during heavy downpours. However, there will be days when you really have to leave the house, so it’s best if you keep an emergency car kit at all times.
Be cautious and drive safely
Following all tips mentioned above are no use if you do not drive safely. Make sure you drive slowly and safely during the monsoon season to avoid further issues with your car and, more importantly, to prevent any road accidents from happening.
We hope all these monsoon car care tips helped. Drive safely and have your cars checked by experts as much as possible! If you need any help, especially with your tires, feel free to reach out to us here at GoGulong.ph!
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