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April showers can bring a whole lotta accidents if you're not careful. Stay safe while driving in the rain by following these tips from Marland Enterprises in Cazenovia.

How to Drive Safely When it Rains

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Maintain Your Vehicle Properly

First things first, you need to keep your vehicle in as good a shape as you can. This way, you can avoid having a technical malfunction that could put your well-being at risk while you're driving in the rain. To maintain your vehicle properly, take it  in for a professional inspection every once in awhile (at least twice a year). This will guarantee your vehicle will work perfectly for longer.

Keep Your Senses on to the Road

Driving is pretty dangerous on its own, without adding rain and harsh conditions to it. That's why, it is especially important that you keep your attention and all of your senses on the road. This is because, you need to be able to make decisions quickly and appropriately depending on the situations that arise. So, avoid being distracted, drowsy, or under the influence behind the wheel.

Make Use of Your Wipers

You probably won't make it in one piece if you drive around with a windshield completely drenched in rainwater. That's why, during the wet season, you should check your windshield wipers and replace them if needed. This, so you can make use of them as you see fit and they can clear your vision while you drive.

Employ the Lights in Your Vehicle

Your headlights, your blinkers, your hazard lights, your high beams, and other lights in your vehicle can help you tremendously if the weather isn't the best outside. They can help you see, be seen, and signalize your intentions to the drivers and people around you. Always have your headlights on, and use the other tools as needed.

"Defrost" Your Vehicle

The inside of your vehicle can start to fog up when it's raining, because the temperature inside is lower than the one outside. To keep the cloudiness from getting in the way of your driving, you should use the "defrost" option available in your vehicle. It will help clear some of the clouds out, so you can continue on your way.

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Go at a Slower Pace

The road is slippery when it rains, which means your tires won't have the usual grasp on the road, and your brakes may not respond as quickly. That's why, if it's raining, you should drive at a slower pace than normal. This way, if something were to happen, you will give yourself and your car the appropriate time to react to the situation.

Stay at a Safe Distance

Tied to the point above, you should keep a greater distance between your vehicle and the objects around you. Once again, it's likely your vehicle won't respond as it usually does when the roads are wet. By allowing more space between your vehicle and its surrounding objects, you'll also be buying yourself more time to halt safely.

Avoid Splashing Others

If you've ever been splashed by other vehicles when driving in the rain, you know just how annoying (not to mention, dangerous) it can be. That's why you shouldn't do it to others. As you know, when you splash someone, you're obstructing their vision, even for a few seconds. So, even though it's unavoidable at times, avoid it whenever you can.

Stay Away from Flooded Areas

If, upon your drive, you spot areas that are flooded, do your best to stay away from them. This is because water can get into your vehicle's inner-components and ruin them. Not only that, but you never know what could be hiding under the water (like a big hole). If you have to drive through a bit of a flooded area, do it slowly and don't stop.

Stop if Needed

Last but not least, if you're feeling unsure about your driving abilities in the rain, or if the situation is getting a bit too intense, know that you can always stop somewhere and seek shelter. It is far better to rest awhile while the weather calms down, than it is to expose yourself to a dangerous situation.

Call Marland Enterprises at (315) 727-4645 to save time and money on your vehicle's maintenance.


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