• 1. What must be prepared before driving:

    (1)Check the tires: even if the minimum tread depth before disposal is 1.6 mm, during the rainy season, it should not be less than 2-3 mm, better 4 mm or even more, and insufficient pressure will also increase the risk of skidding.

    (2)Check the wipers: Their influence on the field of vision should not be underestimated, especially when driving at night in the rain.

    2. Precautions when driving in the rain:

    (1)Driving in the rain with limited vision is an ordeal. In rainy weather conditions, the horizon line of the driver is blocked and shorter, so it is necessary to reduce speed, make more use of the horn, observe the present traffic and pedestrians on the road, maintain a safe distance, sufficient to avoid accidents and, if necessary, turn on the fog lights. When driving at night in the rain, do not turn on the high beams to avoid glare but use the fog lights and reduce speed. You can also spray a rainproof shield, that will avoid the rain stay ing on the windows and give you a better line of sight.

    In case of heavy rain, the wipers may no longer be sufficient to drain water from windshield in a timely manner, which impairs the driver's vision. Therefore, even in daylight, you must turn on the lights and use the fastest speed of the wipers. Be careful not to splash the vehicles near you, particularly if you pass a large truck, whose splashes can prevent you from seeing for a few seconds, which can easily lead to accidents. Do not try to overtake either, to avoid danger.

    (2)In wet weather conditions, the test of passing through water passages may be unavoidable. First of all, check the depth, direction and speed of the water flow to determine where there is silt, sand or other obstacles under water. If the water depth exceeds the vehicle's maximum wading depth, try to avoid passing through, but if you feel the depth allows you to move, do it slowly and at low speed, avoiding water entering in various parts of the engine. When you cross the water, hold well the wheel, do not change speed and do not stop, keep your eyes on your goal, and do not look at the water to avoid being distracted and going in the wrong direction.

    (3)Skidding is a recurring problem for vehicles in rainy weather conditions. When it rains, the water on the road forms a kind of "lubricant” between the ground and the vehicle, degrading braking capabilities and increasing the risk of skidding. To avoid slippage, strictly control your speed, reduce the use of the brakes, never brake suddenly and adjust the distance between the vehicles based on traffic. If the front wheels skid, steer in the opposite direction of skidding ; if the rear wheels skid, steer in the direction of the skid, do not turn in the opposite direction.

    Crossing ditches and driving down slopes makes you particularly vulnerable to loss of control. If you feel that you lose control, first keep calm. Do not brake suddenly, do not try to move forward at any cost, reduce your speed, release the clutch pedal to sustain this pace for a short distance, and when the wheels have regained traction, control the direction immediately. If the vehicle is equipped with ABS or ESP electronic systems, this will greatly enhance the safety in wet weather conditions.

    (4)In the rainy season, the roadbase has a tendency to degrade easily, especially the shoulders, which may be prone to collapse. Try wherever possible to drive in the center of the road, and if you have to go through a low-quality bridge, make an observation first to be sure it is suitable for your vehicle.

    (5)In the rainy season, be sure to avoid any damage to wheel bearings and the phenomenon of destruction of brake pads and discs. In case of rain, when the vehicle is stopped, first make a half-braking for a few minutes, so that the friction on the brake discs make them heat up and evaporate water, which will prevent rust on parts of the frame to get the brakes right.

    In wet weather conditions, the battery terminals are also likely to be affected by corrosion due to insufficient contact. In this case, remove corrosion with sandpaper, and cover them with grease to prevent further corrosion. After the end of the rainy season, go to your dealer to renew the layer of grease on the various components.

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