10 Tips For Driving Safely in Rain

10 Tips for Driving Safely in Rain

Now almost every day it is raining non-stop all over the country. A car is a good companion for long distances or saving yourself from rainwater to reach your destination on time. However, due to flooding or excessive rainfall during this time, many roads are submerged in water. As a result, they are forced to drive on waterlogged roads to reach certain destinations. At that time, many people were in danger as the accumulated water entered the road and stopped the car. Not only that, the windshield of the car also fogs up during torrential rains. Due to this, the road ahead cannot be seen well. But if these 10 tricks are followed, the car can be driven safely even in monsoon.

1. Car glass is clean

The two rear view mirrors that are in front of the driver to see behind, should be kept clean regularly. A pill is available to keep the car's front glass or windshield clean, which is mixed with water from the car's reserve water tank (located under the engine hood towards the driver's seat). As a result, the rain water will not be stuck on the glass. Apart from this, good quality wipers (special sticks for removing rain water) must be used to clear the rain water. Using old wipers leaves a kind of smudge on the glass, resulting in a poor view of the road ahead.

2. Proper use of air conditioners

Due to the fact that all the windows of the car are almost closed during the rains, it gets very hot inside. As a result of which all the glass of the car becomes blurred, it is not possible to see well in front or around. If the car glass is fogged, use the glass warmer option in the air conditioner. This will cause the heat inside the car glass to remove the fogging. The air conditioner can also reduce the fog by adjusting the temperature inside the car with the outside temperature. However, if the glass of the car is too cloudy, the glass on both sides should be lowered and let in the outside air for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

3. If the rear view mirror is dimmed

The car's rear view mirrors, which are used to see the position on both sides, also get blurred due to rain. Rear view mirrors of modern cars have warmer systems. As a result, the car glass does not fog up. In cars which do not have this facility, protective film paper should be used on the glass. Because, if the protective film paper is attached, water cannot accumulate on the glass.

4. Headlights are clear

Headlights are very important for driving in heavy rain at night. Newer cars have headlight washers. If the light seems dim, clean the bulb using a headlight washer. Apart from this, before leaving the car, check whether the headlight glass is clean or not. If the headlight glass is cloudy, it is also a good idea to change it. Driving should be done with headlights on even during the day when it is raining. This allows other vehicles coming from the opposite direction to know the location of your vehicle. As a result, the risk of accidents is reduced.

5. Vehicle speed control

In general, controlled speed provides safety on the route. A car's reaction time drops dangerously in the rain. And so one should drive at low speed during rain. Not only that, you have to look around while turning the car. The distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front should be at least 5 seconds. As a result, if the car in front brakes suddenly due to a pothole or bumpy road, the speed of the car behind can be easily controlled.

6. Before stopping the car

Care must be taken when parking on the road during rain. Park or stop the vehicle slowly with the indicator on. If the car has to be parked for a while, the emergency lights should be used in the car. The driver of the other car can easily understand that the car is stopped.

7. Need to know the condition of the car's wheels

The role of wheels in safe driving is undeniable. If the grip of the wheel decreases, there is a risk of slipping. So if the wheels of the car are old or if there is not minimum gap in the grooved part of the wheel, then it is better not to drive in rain. To check whether the grip of the car wheel is good or not, the grooved part of the wheel can be measured with a caliper. A wheel with a minimum thread depth of 1.6 mm is considered safe. If you brake hard during rain, there is a risk of wheel spin. And so you should avoid sudden hard braking during rain as much as possible.

8. Micro fiber cloth for car cleaning

Many of us wipe the car with a normal cloth. It leaves some small marks on the car, which are not visible to the naked eye. But due to these stains, the car glass becomes cloudy. And so you must use micro fiber cloth while cleaning the car. It cleans the car properly as well as keeps it stain free

9. Car is clean

Cars need extra care in rain. While riding in the rain, mud gets into the car along with the shoes. Muddy water stains can also be seen on the exterior of the car. So after driving in the rain, the whole car or car headlights and front-rear glass should be cleaned well.

10. Road selection

The middle part of the road is higher than the two sides. And so it is safe to drive during torrential rains or in the middle of a waterlogged road. Full attention should be kept on the road while driving in rain. It is very dangerous to talk on the phone or become distracted during this time. If you don't have a clear understanding of the road, wait before driving onto a wet road. A wet road can also be crossed by keeping a distance from other vehicles and following them.

In addition to driving a car, one should also be careful during rains. Motorcycles cannot be started on wet roads. This allows water to enter the engine through the silencer pipe. A raincoat must be taken when going out in the rain. If the helmet visor becomes cloudy, it should be replaced. If there is a problem to see, the visor must be removed and the motorcycle must be driven again. Mud gets into the chain when riding a motorcycle in the rain. So chain lubricant should be used at the beginning of monsoon. Chain cleaner or chain lubricant should be used instead of old engine oil.

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