8 monsoon car driving tips

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Even the most seasoned drivers hesitate to ride on wet roads during the monsoon. Here’s how to handle monsoon season driving like a pro!

Driving on Indian roads can be a challenge even in sunny weather. But during the monsoon season, the problems and challenges are increased tenfold. Reduced visibility, flooded roads, traffic jams and breakdowns, so many things can happen to your car during the rainy season. Now that the monsoon is here, let’s take a look at our guide to driving in the rain that can make driving in the rain safer for you!

Sufficient treads

You should do the one rupee coin test on your tire treads to check their condition. Tires must have adequate tread depth, which is essential for maintaining grip on wet roads. You can also consider the tire tread wear indicator to gauge the condition.

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Brakes working properly

Come rain or shine, the brakes should work all year round. Proper functioning of the brakes is crucial during the monsoon as the stopping distance of vehicles tends to increase. Also, when riding in the rain, apply the brakes gently to check their effectiveness.

Use of headlights

Rain calls for reduced visibility. It is therefore better to drive your vehicle with fog lights and headlights even in the daytime. Using low beams will make it easier for pedestrians and other vehicles to spot your car.

Windscreen wipers

What is most important for monsoon driving is a clear, streak-free windshield. Now it’s no secret that a clear windshield depends on wipers. Make sure your windshield wipers are working properly and are clean. Many people often replace their windshield wipers at the start of the monsoon season each year.

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keep distance

One thing that goes without saying is that speeding is strictly discouraged in rainy weather. At the same time, you must maintain a sufficient distance from the vehicle in front of you. The distance will give you plenty of room to brake and give you a better view of the road ahead.

Evacuation plan

When driving in the monsoon, you better be prepared for anything and nothing. In an emergency, it can be helpful to understand your emergency routes. For example, many cars today are equipped with an interior trunk release mechanism. If the car door is stuck, you can use a car hammer to break the windows.

Navigate flooded roads

We all know how terrifying it can be to cross flooded roads. Soggy streets are the worst situation for motorists. Before going on the route, be sure to assess the depth of the water. Keep the engine speed high while staying in the low gear to prevent water from entering the vehicle.

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Gas up

You never know how long monsoon traffic jams will last. Therefore, it is a good idea to check the fuel every time you hit the road. Be sure to maintain more than 50% or 60% capacity in the fuel tank.

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These simple tips can make driving in the monsoon safe and fun. Share these monsoon car driving tips with your fellow drivers to improve road safety during the season!

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