Philkotse.com suggests a few tips from experienced automobile professionals for traveling safely in heavy rain.
First to ensure that the car can travel safely in the rain, the driver needs to check important parts such as brakes, tires, and wipers.
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Moving in acidic rain water makes it very easy for braking malfunctions such as uneven releases or shocks, which can possibly cause serious accidents. Therefore, if you are frequently driving under heavy rain, it is necessary to have the brakes checked by car care services whenever there are signs of brake problems and replace the brake fluid more regularly to avoid malfunctions. Click here to know 4 tips to check whether your brakes are still good or not.
The driver should pay attention to the tread depth of the tires after about 40-50 thousand km of usage. If the treads are worn out and their depth is too shallow, they cannot remove water from under the tires effectively, thus cannot maintain good road grip. This increases the likelihood of Hydroplaning (tires being lift off the road because of the water), which leads to loss of control and possibly serious accidents. Here is a clever trick using a P1 coin to check your car’s tread depth.
As recommended by experienced car care and maintenance specialists, drivers should replace the wipers at least once a year to ensure normal function. Philkotse.com also suggests 3 useful tips to keep your windshield in its top shape.
Stay focused and drive calmly
If the car is slipping, you need to slow down by releasing the accelerator pedal and not by using brakes. At the same time, slowly and firmly moving the steering wheel to regain control of the car. Absolutely not use sharp brakes because you can lose control completely doing so.
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Besides the above-mentioned things to keep in mind, there are still several helpful tips for driving in heavy rain such as must-have apps for Filipino drivers in cases of emergency and how to properly response to s skid. Click here to find our more.