Can your car withstand extreme road conditions? Weather unpredictability across the country brings potentially hazardous road conditions. Miracle Body and Paint in San Antonio can help prepare your car for any such road conditions. Here are the conditions you need to prepare for:
Rain – it seems harmless, but large amounts of this during a heavy storm is enough to make the road hazardous. Rain and fog limits driver visibility, while the wet roads affect your car’s traction. Did you know that 30% of ran-off-the-road accidents are due to wet roads? Reckless drivers plus the risk of hydroplaning can surely end up in an accident.
How you can prepare for rain: Turn your headlights on so other drivers on the road can see you. Make surety have your air-conditioning, defroster, windshield wipers, and washer fluid checked to improve your own visibility during storms.
Ice – Ice can definitely increase your chances of ending up in an accident. Make sure to be more careful when driving in bridges, overpasses and tunnels that tend to accumulate ice during cold weather.
How to prepare for ice: Always have your brakes and tires periodically checked and maintained.
Mud – Dirty, muddy roads are to be expected after heavy rains. Driving on slick roads with mud can impair your car’s ability to stop as well as make it difficult to steer. Thos country roads with no paving are actually more dangerous.
How to prepare for mud: Periodically have your steering and brakes checked. If you often drive on dirt roads, make sure to have your alignment maintained to prevent wheel and tire damage. When driving in muddy back roads, slow and steady is the best way to go.
Traffic – Unpredictable road conditions can lead to traffic on already busy roads. The stressful weather can surely increase an impatient person’s road rage which can inadvertently lead to auto accidents or collisions.
How to prepare for traffic: Regular inspections will keep your vehicle safely on the road. Do some relaxation techniques or have your favourite music loaded up to reduce your stress level while on the road.