The Monsoon season in India brings a lot of happiness and joy. But, it is also the season which creates a lot of problems and badly affects the normal day to day life with heavy rains. Currently, many metropolitan cities in India experiencing heavy floods, waterlogging and traffic jams due to heavy rainfall. The season can turn into a nightmare for you if you will not take proper precautions while commuting or driving during monsoon. Every year, many road accidents take place due to heavy rainfall, floods, potholes and low visibility during heavy rains. Therefore, if you a daily driver then you must know some essential Car Safety tips to follow this monsoon. One can get away with the monsoon related problems by following some essential car driving tips during the season.
Get your car checked before the arrival or in the monsoon season
Although your car needs a regular check-up after every 1 or 2 months, still you need to get your car checked before or in the monsoon season to ensure the highest level of safety. Make sure all the headlights, fog lights, wiper blades, tyres, suspension, mud-flap, engine oil, air-conditioner and many other essential car parts are working in an excellent condition. Most of the times, car breakdown happens in the middle of the traffic during heavy rainfall due to excessive water. Therefore, make your car monsoon-ready by keeping every car part checked so that you don’t need to face any kind of inconvenience.
Slow down your car during heavy rainfall
It is very important to drive at a moderate speed during heavy rainfall to secure yourself from any pothole or road obstacle. During heavy rainfall, water-logging can be very dangerous as you can’t see the potential unforeseen danger in front of your car. Also, it takes a lot of time to slow down your car during high speeds or heavy rainfall may create slippery conditions. Therefore, it is always advised to drive your car slowly and at a moderate speed during the rainy season.
Be gentle with breaks, accelerator and clutch
These 3 things are very important in your car. During rainfall, you have to be extremely gentle while using breaks, accelerator and clutch to avoid car breakdown or any other damage. As it takes longer to slow down your car during heavy rains, you should apply them gently without rushing. Also, try to make a good amount of distance with the car in front of you to avoid any collision.
Keep an eye on your tyres
Tyres are the backbone of your car. Your car can’t move safely, efficiently and smoothly without good tyres. During monsoon season, worn-out tyres amplify the danger and your car is more prone to accidental slips. Thus, if the thread is worn then it will surely result in loss of traction and your car may end up in a fatal accident. Thus, if you find out that any of the tyres are worn out and the thread is completely gone, then immediately replace it with a new one.
So follow these essential tips to drive safely in the monsoon season.