How do you retain your automobiles in wonderful situation and avert breakdowns this wet season, amid the dangerous roads, marsh and flood? These had been among the questions Emmanuel Okeke, a College of Ibadan Historical past graduate-turned auto refurbishment knowledgeable, fielded throughout a current interplay with EMMA ANYA.
Driving throughout wet season?
Automobile upkeep has nothing to do with season. It’s one thing each automotive proprietor ought to do, actually daily. There are some main issues one should look out for earlier than placing a automotive on the highway.
Everyone knows that our roads are nearly not motorable. Subsequently, we should guarantee we now have superb tyres as a result of these are the half that march the bottom and stop accidents, particularly throughout wet season. Tyres are to a automotive what legs are to people. They hold you agency on the bottom.
One also needs to have good break system. Earlier than you drive out, verify below your automotive to make certain there isn’t any leakage, verify that you’ve sufficient break oil and make sure that your brake pads are adequate.
Additionally, verify your wipers to make certain that they wipe your screens very effectively. Once you drive with worn out wipers through the rains, you’re extra vulnerable to accidents, since you’ll doubtless have poor imaginative and prescient. If you find yourself confronted with such a problem, the perfect factor is to park and anticipate the rain to subside.
Once more, your lights, together with the trafficators and hazard lights, should be in wonderful working circumstances. With good lighting system, you’re certain to see effectively particularly at evening. Autos behind additionally, you will see you effectively when it’s raining. All these prevent from accidents.
You will need to additionally keep away from rushing when it’s raining as a result of roads get slippery and harmful.
Rain and automotive AC
Automobile air conditioner is supposed to take care of a specific temperature inside a automobile in order that it stays cool. However it additionally clears your wind protect for good visibility.
In case your automotive AC is just not on when it’s raining, the wind protect won’t be clear, irrespective of how good your wiping system is. In the event you wind down your aspect glass, the mist will clear however rain water will moist you foolish within the automotive. This forces you to park and anticipate the rain to subside, however for those who choose to handle, you can be exposing your self and different drivers to accident.
There are occasions a automotive engine goes off once you run into flood with the AC on. My recommendation is, irrespective of how wonderful your automobile engine works; endeavour to place off the AC as soon as you’re approaching a flooded space. This prevents the engine from going off and protects your AC fan. Word that when the AC fan is pressured to cease rotating, it might break or destroy one thing that may power you to get caught within the flood.
* Heater, AC and poor visibility or mist
We’re not used to heaters right here. Many automotive house owners have by no means turned them on. Heater can do the job of additionally clearing the mist through the rains just like the AC however most instances it makes the motive force and his passengers very uncomfortable.
* Why you should wash your automotive through the rains
Quite a lot of us hesitate to clean our automobiles usually through the wet season. However it shouldn’t be so. Reasonably wet season is the interval it is best to wash your automobile daily.
You will need to realise that due to the acidic nature of rain water, your automotive physique is extra vulnerable to rust. So it’s essential to wash it each day. Additionally through the rains, your automotive collects extra mud or sand. In the event you fail to wash it daily, you’re additionally inviting rust.
Your automotive is like your physique
Your automotive is like your physique, for those who deal with it effectively, you’ll hardly go to the mechanic. In the event you don’t, the mechanic turns into your good friend. Some individuals say some automobiles are problematic however I disagree. There is no such thing as a automotive that isn’t good for those who deal with it like your physique. In case your automobile calls for oil change, change it. In case your automotive calls for petrol you don’t have to attend for the extent to be empty earlier than you high it up. In the event you don’t high it up above half tank, your gasoline pump will draw dust and trigger a break down.
* Higher bake your automotive
Baking is a system whereby your automotive is painted in a regulated spraying sales space. The sales space is such that you’ve sufficient illumination and temperature that regulates itself. It additionally has water resistance system. In the event you spray your automotive in a sales space, it comes out wanting as if it was simply rolled out of a manufacturing facility. You’ll be able to drive it instantly as a result of it’s dried routinely not like a standard spraying.
Even through the rains, baked automobiles resist the acidic nature of rain waters and depart it nonetheless smothering and shinning as a result of it was painted in a conducive or regulated surroundings.
*Holding your automotive continuously shinning
Keep away from utilizing salty water to clean your automotive, as a result of they corrode automotive color. However how doable is that this since most of our waters are salty.
Once you wash your automotive with detergent, don’t permit the froth to dry on it. Pour water and wipe it off instantly with pebble free duster.
You additionally want to shine or wax your automotive not less than each six months to maintain its color shinning like a brand new automotive. You don’t actually need an knowledgeable to show you learn how to polish or wax your automobile. Merely purchase good cotton wool and good wax or automotive polish and you’re good to go. You and I do know cotton wools aren’t costly. Likewise, polish or wax. Some automotive polish or wax price simply N1, 000. However waxing or sprucing is time consuming.
If you recognize you’re a very busy particular person; there are specialists that may do it for you at reasonable price.