Here is how you can prevent mechanical failures during the rainy season:
1. Tyres. Ensure that all tyres – including the spare – are properly inflated as low pressure tyres puncture easily, especially if you drive on pothole-ridden roads. Tyres that are not properly inflated are also likely to cause damage to the rim flanges (the protective layer that covers the wheel’s rim) which can result in a breakdown.
2. Wipers. Check the rubber on the wiper blades for cracks or any other damage. It is best to replace wipers at the slightest hint of damage as they are crucial to your visibility, whether it is during a light drizzle or a heavy downpour. Ensure that the water bottle (located in the bonnet) is always full and that the sprayers are working properly. Continue reading