Tips for driving in the rain
Useful tips for driving during rains.
1. Have the wiper blade replaced if its not clearing the wind screen completely. Its possible that due to the excessive heat during the summer the rubber would have got melted if the car is parked in the open sun. 2. Check the dehumdifier for proper functioning. 3. Keep the AC on to prevent build up of frost inside. 4. Have all the head-lamps and tail lamps checked and replaced. 5. Have all the brakes tested and in case of insufficient braking, have the brake fluid replaced. It is possible that the brake fluid would have absorbed moisture and reduced braking performance. 6. Replace all worn out brake pads immediately. 7. Have the wheel bearings lubricated as per schedule. 8. Have the spare tyre inflated to correct tyre pressure. You might need it in emergency.
You should switch on AC (if it is OFF) to keep away fog from your windshield for good visibility during rain.
Very nice article
One of the most important steps has been missed: Demisting the windshield inside.
Very use full article for all new drivers
Its quite helpful for beginners.
Nicely put points these shall certainly help in driving safely. I would like to add that while purchasing a car one shall seriously consider buying the variant with ABS, It does cost more about Rs. 30,000 (Considering Wagon R) but helps enhance control in emergencies, during rain and wet surfaces. ABS also enhances tyre life as it prevents skidding which robs the tyres off life. I was driving a car without ABS and now have one equipped with ABS. It is decidedly better now as I can control the car even while I am applying brakes and there is no skidding.
Tejinder Singh Wadhawan
The most important point during rains is your speed. The speed of your car should always be under your control in case of an emergency. One should make a habbit of driving at 40-50 kms in rains. Better to be safe than sorry.
s r belwalkar
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