Most people prefer staying at home and sipping hot coffee down their throats when it rains. You could be one of them. However, some occasions may demand that you get out and drive your car no matter what. A typical example is during a rainy season. For safety and convenience consider the following tips.
Take it Slow
Driving at a high speed when it is raining could cause accidents. If you are the type that doesn’t like your accelerator being far from the plate, you might get into trouble. The worst thing that could happen to your vehicle is hydroplaning. Here, you might lose control of your vehicle and brakes may fail.
Monitor Your Car Battery
The most common effect of a rainy season is on how fast your car battery drains and requires a jumpstart. Also, sharp changes in temperature and humidity may cause corrosion and affect your battery’s performance. Therefore, monitor your car battery consistently and do proper maintenance.
Ensure Your Visibility
Rains and the associated fog reduce drivers’ visibility. Always ensure that you have quality headlights as well as fog lights during a rainy season. They could really help you improve your visibility as well as driving experience. This could also keep you off of the wrong side of the law in many countries.
Beware of Ponds of Water
During rainy seasons, ponds of water form on many roads. Never underestimate such ponds. Even if you have a large vehicle, ensure that you slow down when you see them. Consider using other roads if the one you love has many ponds.
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