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Car Maintenance Tips for Staying Safe in the Rain

traffic on a rainy day

Rain almost always causes more people get into car accidents. In recent local news, several car accidents in San Antonio led to the police shutting down many of the highways. This brings up the question: Are there ways to suit up your car so that it doesn’t swerve into another car or roll over? Can you ensure that the equipment in your car is top notch so that you can see properly and not break down while driving? Driving in the rain isn’t always fun and can be dangerous, but if your vehicle is properly maintained, you’ll be safer and less likely to get into a car accident.

Make Sure Your Tires Are Properly Maintained

The tires are the most important part of your car when it’s raining. If you roll through a big puddle then the traction on your tires can decrease, causing you to swerve into other cars. How can you make sure this doesn’t happen? Turn to a tire professional and ask them to check your tires on a regular basis. Rotate or replace them if you need to during the winter or rainy months.

Check Your Windshield Wipers So You Can See

There’s a chance you cause an accident if you can’t see out your windshield. Ask your local mechanic to check your windshield wipers for quality. You can usually tell when you wipers need a change because they will be less effective, but to be sure, ask the mechanic whenever you bring your car in.

Make Sure Your Lights Work So People Can See You

Just because you can see everyone on the road doesn’t mean they can see you. Check your front and rear lights to ensure that everyone on the road can see you clearly. Ensuring you have working lights decreases the chances of getting into an accident since you can flash your brights if someone is behaving hazardously. Talk to your mechanic about repairing your lights if they are too dim. You also want to check if your rain and fog lights are working properly.