Bad, rainy weather can significantly reduce the safety and drivability of your vehicle. It is easy for cars to slip and slide on rainy surfaces as their tires struggle to grip the roads. To make sure your vehicle can handle driving through heavy rain, you should check off when it comes to your car.
Check the Tire Tread
Tires in BC must have a minimum tread depth of 3.5 millimeters to be legal. If the grooves on your tires are bare, your tires will have a hard time making contact with the road. In other words, the risk of hydroplaning increases.
Over time, your brake pads, brake fluid, and other brake components can significantly wear down. A simple brake check at our auto repair shop can tell you what brake services you may need in the imminent future. Any unusual signs like squeaking noises or grinding sounds could mean that your brakes have issues.
Study the Headlights
Properly lit and aimed headlights are critical during the rainy season in Victoria, BC. They are needed to provide you with maximum visibility and allow others to see you on the road. If your lights are too dim, you may consider replacing the bulbs.
Test the Windshield Wipers
Of course, you'll need your windshield wipers to clean the water off your windshield. Please remember to replace the wipers every 6 months to 1 year to help maintain safe driving.
Slight checks and changes on your vehicle can ensure every ride is safer during the wet seasons. It is better to be prepared for the rain than not. If you need help checking some of these items, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Prospect Lake Auto Care today.