Most of us have to drive either to schools or work places daily no matter what kind of weather it is outside. There really isn’t anything specific that can make your car a car for driving in the rain but there are however some tactics you can follow to make sure that you will be as safe as possible.
One of the most imperative safety features when it comes to driving in the rain are your windshield wipers. The windshield handles the job of keeping the rain out but this rain can build up on it lowering your visibility. Wipers brush away this build-up of water.
Your wipers have to be regularly maintained. For those people who have their cars in hot climates, the wipers are always rendered dry and hard by the heat. They therefore become pretty useless when it comes to brushing away the rain. Make sure that they are regularly replaced.
The next thing to keep in mind is that you are going to be driving over wet tarmac. You will need your tires to have as much grip on the road as possible. When the rain lands on the asphalt it lifts up oil, grease and lubricant.
Having a lot of water under your tires when going over very deep puddles of rain water can also lead to hydroplaning. The car will be basically floating over the puddles.
You will also need to make sure that if your tires have no more tread that you replace them as quickly as possible. There are also special tires made for driving in the rain to give you more grip on the road.
Do not count on making sudden stops when driving in the rain because the water makes your brake pads very slippery.
Always take your car for maintenance to replace worn out brake pads.