Tips to prepare your car for rainy season

Rain has become more frequent these days, while farmers and agricultural enthusiasts are grateful for the blessing of the rain, those who drive are concerned about their vehicle’s condition. The weather is unpredictable so its best to prepare your vehicle for the cold temperatures and freezing rain so you don’t get left out in the cold. Autofactorng, an e-commerce retail company into sales of auto-parts has highlighted 5 ways to prepare your car for rainy season

  • Radiator Coolant Flush

Coolant in your radiator is known of course for keeping your engine cool in the summertime. However it also plays a vital role in protecting your engine block during freezing temperatures. Frozen coolant can expand inside the engine block and destroy it. That is why coolant is often described as “Anti-Freeze”. A coolant flush can easily be added to the “to do” list when you get your next oil change.

  • Have Your Battery Checked

Getting stranded in the rain with a dead battery is no fun, and can easily be avoided. The typical life span of a battery is between 3-5 years. Your battery will need extra muscle to start the engine through the cold mornings and will be tested to its limits. If your battery is over three years old you will want to have it checked for the rainy periods. A good indication that the battery is getting weak is when it starts to sound sluggish during cold start up. But why wait for your battery to be in the death throes? Any garage can perform a simple test for battery strength.

  • Make sure you have Correct Tires

Do not underestimate the importance of good traction for the slippery roads. Make sure that the tires that you have on your car are appropriate for the weather conditions that you will encounter. Check to make sure your tires – including the spare – are properly inflated.

  • Fill the Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir and Check Wipers

Your windshield wipers will be seeing double duty during the rains. Top off the fluid and make sure you have a set of good blades on your car.

  • Keep Your Gas Tank Full

A gas tank that is nearly empty could result in condensation forming on the inside walls of the gas tank. Fluctuating temperatures can result in water getting inside the tank. It’s never a good idea to run your tank to near-empty any time of the year because you run the risk of getting stranded. However the damage with a near-empty tank in the rain could result in starting and running problems.

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3 Comments

  1. Car maintenance tips for rainy season is very much required both for you and the your vehicle. If you maintain the car properly, it will give you the most amazing driving experience and help you save your money that would be spent on repairs. And also, the life of your vehicle gets enhanced. Checking up the battery, brakes, tires, coolant, etc. on a regular basis is suggested by famous car service centers. Be it rainy or any other season, you have take care of your vehicle properly.

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  2. Some major reasons behind taking extra preventive maintenance during the rainy season include poor visibility, slippery road surface, more potholes, water logging road etc. In this context if someone will take my opinion then I can tell that some important parts of the car which needs special attention include tires, wipers, body, interior and brakes. Though all the parts have equal importance for smooth running of car but the above parts have major role during the rainy season. The proper way to take care of car during the rainy season is mentioned in the blog which I genuinely found very useful and appreciating. Thank you very much for sharing.

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