Preparing Your Car For Hurricane Season

11 September 2018
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Is your car ready for the upcoming hurricane season? You don't want to find yourself driving in inclement weather with a poorly maintained car. Here are some of the specific parts of the car you should evaluate to prepare your car for the hurricane season.

The Brake System

The brake system should always be in a good condition whether it is the hurricane season or not. However, an efficient brake system is even more critical in poor weather because you are likely to experience more emergency situations in bad weather. For example, you may need to brake suddenly if a storm hurls a tree branch in front of you or if you suddenly find debris blocking the road. Not only that, but road debris may also increase your braking distance, so you need good brakes.

The Tires

You will also need your tires to be in good condition, which means they should have good tread depth. You don't want to be caught in a storm in the middle of nowhere driving with worn-out tires. What if a deer jumps in front of you and the road is wet? Get your tires checked for tread depth and ensure they always have the right pressure during the hurricane season.

The Cooling System

It's also a good idea to assess the cooling system and ensure your engine will be operating at the right temperatures throughout the hurricane season. Watch out for damaged radiators, inadequate coolant levels, or leaking coolant that may leave you with an overheated car. You don't want that to happen to you when you need to get home to avoid an oncoming storm. If your car overheats in perfect weather, you can park it somewhere safe until it cools or until the cause of the heating is solved; you may not have the opportunity to do that in inclement weather.

Wind Field Wipers

Lastly, you also need to ensure the windshield wipers are functional. Don't forget there will be lots of debris in the air during the hurricane season, and rain may also fall without warning. Therefore, you need efficient wipers to keep your glass clean to provide you with the clearest view. You don't want to find yourself with erratic wipers or wipers with worn-out rubber in a storm.

As you can see, most parts of your car need to be fully functional and efficient before the hurricanes season hits. The best way to ensure this is the case is to have a professional mechanic service the car. Reach out to a company like Felix's Auto Repair & Towing for more assistance.