Driving through the rain requires extra attention and caution. For instance, it is easier for cars to slide on wet roads as the tires have to have enough tread to channel the water out. If you want to avoid the dangers of driving in the rain, please remember to follow the maintenance tips below:
- Measure the Tire Tread on All Four Tires – A penny test will do the trick as to determine when your tires need to be replaced. All you need is to insert the penny in the tread with Lincoln's head upside down. If you no longer see the top of his head, your tread is fit to drive in the rain. If Lincoln's head and hair is exposed, it is time for a tire replacement.
- Examine Brake Pads and Brake Fluid – Driving on a slippery ground can overwork your brake pads and even brake fluid. Your brake components have to be in good, working order to allow effective braking.
- Test the Windshield Wipers – Check to make sure your windshield wipers aren't leaving streaks, skipping, or screeching. If your vision is worse with the wipers running, it may be time to replace them.
- Use RainX or Anti-water solution – This protective solution will cause the rainwater to drain and roll off your windshield and mirrors quicker, making it easier to see.
- Maintain the headlights – Properly lit headlights are necessary to let you see other drivers and road signs and markings. Additionally, it allows others to see you too. In fact, turning on headlights when driving in the rain is a law requirement.
Slight fixes on your car, SUV, or truck can make a difference in your driving this spring. Don’t let the rain get in the way of your driving – instead, bring your car to the experts at Mazur’s Total Automotive today.