How to maintain your car after a rainstorm



How to maintain your car after a rainstorm

Postview: 162       Date:March 30, 2022

After heavy rain, many car owners feel that their car is a little different from usual. This is normal because moisture and mud are the enemies of the car and the car will suffer.

Timely maintenance after rain is very important, otherwise, it will bring hidden dangers. Topex focuses on situations that are often encountered after the rain, and owners can check their own problems.


Engine starts to weaken on rainy days

The most important thing in the rainy season is to maintain the “heart” of the car – the engine. Car owners will encounter the problem that the engine is not easy to start when it rains. Sometimes, even barely activated, it will be very weak. The biggest cause of this problem is a leak in the ignition system.

Solution: Once it is found that the ignition system is wet, the ignition is poor, and the engine performance is degraded. The inside and outside of the panel and electrical wiring can be temporarily dried with a dry paper towel or cloth. If it is due to aging, it must be replaced in time.

Rainy days usually involve wading. After wading, the performance of the car is degraded due to multiple water ingress. Seriously, the car will not be able to drive normally. This could of course also be due to moisture leaking from the ignition system. Because turbid rain is the best conductor, the circuit is likely to cause a short circuit when it encounters water.

If the engine suddenly stops while driving, do not start the ignition repeatedly. Wait for a while or get off the car to check the circuit, otherwise, it will easily cause the engine to be scrapped.

When the car passes the water smoothly, the circuit equipment should be maintained in time. You can dry the circuits one by one with a paper towel or dry cloth and start it up.


Wiper failure

If you often drive in heavy rain, unclear vision must be the biggest hidden danger, and the importance of wipers is exposed. At this time, if the wiper is in a vibrating state, such as vibration, abnormal noise, etc., be careful, because it is likely to warn you.

Solution: The increased rain in the rainy season will inevitably make the wiper take more responsibility, and the inspection and maintenance of the wiper should be more careful.

Because the road conditions and sightlines on rainy days are not conducive to driving, if the wipers cannot wash the rainwater well, it will bring great danger to driving safety.

At this time, the wiper plays a very important role, so it is necessary to check and maintain it. Be careful on the spot.

The owner can put the wiper switch in various speed positions and pay attention to whether the wiper has vibration or abnormal noise when working.

Check whether the wiper maintains a certain speed at different speeds, observe the state of the wiper, and whether the wiper strut swings. Uneven or leaking.

Either of the above two failures can indicate a damaged wiper blade. At this point, you can pull the wiper up and run your finger on the rubber wiper to check for damage and elasticity.

If the blade is aged, hardened or cracked, it should be replaced in time. The job of changing the blade is not complicated and you can do it yourself. The previous blog has already covered how to replace the wipers.

Remember to figure out what type of wiper blades this car uses to help you get the job done.


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