7 Tips to Make Your Car Monsoon-Ready

The rain goddess has finally showered her blessings upon us and we got some relief from the toiling summer heat. Your umbrella is ready, your wardrobe is ready, however, have you ever thought if your car is ready for the monsoon? Many road safety statistic reports have proven that a majority of car accidents happen during the rainy season. The main reasons for these accidents are poor visibility, slippery road surface, potholes, and brake failures. These 7 tips will help you to make your car monsoon-ready:

1. Check the brakes
Most often during the monsoons, roads become slippery and as a result, the braking distance will also substantially increase. The braking power will also get affected by water seeping into the brake calipers. Therefore, make sure that the brake pads of your car are in proper condition. Go to an authorized service center and replace the worn out components with new ones.

2. Keep an eye on your tyres
Never fail to get your tyres checked before the monsoon hits. For example, if they are not in good condition, a thin layer of water will be formed between them and the road surface making it difficult for you to control the car. Replace cracked tires and check air pressure to prevent skidding. Also, ensure that the wheels are properly balanced and aligned.

3. Replace the old wipers
It is impossible to drive a car without windshield wipers in monsoons. Check out the condition of wipers at varying speeds and replace them if they are not in good condition. Also, keep a dry cloth and wiper fluid handy to clean the windscreen.

4. Protect the car’s body
Get a wax coating for your car before the monsoon strikes. It will protect the car’s paint from constant exposure to the rain. Apart from that, it is also essential to get a high-quality cover for your car to protect the body from unwanted elements. Suppose if there is a leakage issue on the body, a cover can prevent the dripping water from entering the car’s interior.

5. Check the lights
Check if your headlights and taillights are functioning properly as during heavy rainfall, the visibility is relatively poor. It will also help the driver coming behind your back.

6. Interior
Quite often the water entering the cabin area can damage your floor mats. Therefore it is recommended to place a set of old mats that can absorb the water. Use fabric mats instead of rubber mats as they are good moisture absorbers. Keep a vacuum cleaner inside your car and clean the interiors regularly to prevent dirt accumulation and bad odour.

7. Electricals
Check if there are any loose or weak electric connections. Ensure that all external wires are properly insulated. Also, cross-check the fuses to make sure they are working fine and do carry some extra fuses in your car.

McXtra wishes you a safe and comfortable journey during the monsoon season. If you face any car-related issues on your way, we are happy to help you with our 24/7 roadside assistance feature. Download the McXtra app and upload your motor insurance policies today!


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