Every day, we have to move from one place to the other, and in most cases, we have to drive no matter what the weather condition is. This includes rainy days when the roads are wet and slippery. During this type of weather, we have to be extra careful.
During rain, one of the most important features that need to be working are your windshield wipers. You need these to make your visibility clear when the rain is strong and water starts running down your windshield making it very hard to see.
Because wipers are prone to wear and tear, you need to replace them regularly. Regular use, or exposure to the sun and heat can quickly wear out the rubber blade of your wipers making them ineffective in wiping off rain. Therefore, don’t forget to replace them when needed.
Once we have our vision clear, we have to check on the tires. Tires should have a good hold on the road, especially when it is wet.
Asphalt roads become slippery when wet because water pushes up oil based substance that had long sink in the road during summer.
We need tires that have a lot of tread, especially those made to push away water. We have to check our tires regularly. Try sticking a penny in between the tread. If the entire Lincoln’s head can be seen, it only means that they need to be replaced already.
Finally, remember that breaking the car takes longer during the rain because the water interrupts with the gripping of the brake pads. Water makes the pads slippery and might not be able to grip as fast as it would when dry.
If during non rainy day, your brakes do not work well. You better have them checked. The pads may already be worn out. Replace pads them to ascertain that when you brake, the car will come to a halt on time.