Driving in the rain is not so much fun, but taking some important steps will help you be safer doing so. Our friends at NAPA Know How have some tips for being a better driver in the rain.
- Wiper blades: fairly obvious, but one that we don’t usually think about replacing until it is raining cats and dogs. It is recommended to replace wiper blades every 6 months.
- Tires: If we think about it, having good tread and wear on our tires is REALLY important in the rain! Heavy rains increase the possibility of hydroplaning; especially if the tires are not in good shape. Here is a link for more tire maintenance information: https://bobsautolax.com/tire-maintenance-reminders/
- Cruise control: it’s best to leave your cruise control off when driving in the rain. Cars will handle better and drivers pay closer attention to driving.
- Keep your headlights on: many of us drive with “auto lights” on, but this does not turn on the tail lights (until it gets dark enough). Driving during a rainy day, it is best to manually turn on your headlights so your tail lights are on also. Gotta think safety first!
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