“ If you don’t drive in the rain you don’t drive”
Monsoon is right upon us. We take a lot of precautions during monsoon regarding our health, our home, our family, and many other things. As much as it is important to take care of your own health, it is also important to care of your car’s health. We, at Sailun Tires, a leading tire store in the Philippines are offering you tips on how to take care of your car this monsoon.
If you drive your car daily in your day-to-day life and you will continue to do so then getting a pre-monsoon service for your car would be best. Your car’s parts like tires, wipers, wiring and battery, the interior of the car, and the exterior of the car all of these should be checked and serviced once, before you take it out in the rain. Also, check that you don’t have any rust in any part of your car and you have good quality tires installed. A descent tire store will come handy for this.
Don’t use cover
If you keep your car out in the open, then do not use a car cover. This might protect your car from random leaves and twigs, and most of the water falling on it might flow away, the cover tends to stick to the car’s body due to the moisture. When the car dries, the cover can stick to the car’s paint, and can actually peel it off when the cover is removed, causing damage.
Clean the car regularly
Cleaning the exterior and the interior of your car regularly is an excellent way to maintain your car. The exterior of the car takes the brunt of the rain. Every morning, wipe your car down to remove the considerable number of leaves and twigs from your car’s paint. Also, remember to clean under the boot lid and the bonnet of your car. The inside of your car can also get damaged. So try to keep it clean as much as possible
Keep the interior dry
Wet and muddy shoes, wet garments, and an abnormal state of dampness can make the interior have bad odor. The ideal way to keep the water and mud off the rugs and mats of the car is to utilize old papers. Place old newspapers below your feet and cover your seats with towels before sitting down in your car. Remember to wipe your seats, dashboard, steering wheel, etc so that fungus doesn’t grow on them due to dampness.
Don’t drive in water
If you have a choice, then don’t drive your car in the water. But if you need to, then dive slowly and, don’t try to control your way through it. If your car’s exhaust pipes get submerged in the water, keep the engine revving till the water level falls beneath the pipe level. Also, if you turn it off once, don’t turn it on again. Doing this can cause direct harm to the engine.
Follow these tips, and your car will stay protected in the monsoon.