How to care for your car during the monsoons?
Who doesn't love long drives in the rain? Especially monsoon road trips! There's something liberating about being on the open road, experiencing the advent of a new season.
The monsoons bring the rains, and with them, the elements get a little unpredictable. The rush of water is more than enough to make your car dirty, and if you're living in a city like Mumbai, the chances of you and your car getting drenched in the middle of your commute are quite high.
Here is a short guide on how to care for your car during the monsoons and guarantee yourself a trouble-free drive.
Give your car a coat of wax before the rainy season starts
If you live in a rainy area, give your car a coat of wax because it will prevent water spots from forming. The wax will make the water bead up and roll off your car instead of sitting on it. This is a great way to protect your car and keep it shiny throughout the season.
Keep wiper fluid topped up
If your wipers leave streaks or don't fully clean off the windshield, then you need to top up your vehicle with a little bit of wiper fluid. It's a good idea to check the wiper fluid level regularly and get it topped up when it's getting low because it's impossible to see out of the windscreen if it's raining.
Check tyres and spare tyre for wear and tear
Tyres are a crucial part of your vehicle. If your tyres aren't in good condition, you could end up being in an accident or getting a flat tire. You should check your tyre pressure regularly and make sure there's enough tread on your tyres.
Ensuring that the lights on your car are working properly
Make sure you can see and be seen. No one wants to drive with an unreliable source of light, especially on roads that aren't well lit. So ensure your headlights, tail lights, fog lights and turn signals are in good working order.
Avoid flooded areas
It's also essential that you watch out for road damage or deep puddles because these can cause your car to hydroplane or lose traction.
Pro Tip: Have an expert's contact details handy for emergency situations like battery replacement, tyre replacement, engine problems and more.
A little preparation can go a long way to ensure that you can drive comfortably and safely during the rainy season. Follow this short guide for a worry-free ride every monsoon season.