Living in raincouver, we are all well-versed in the challenges that regular rainfall poses to vehicles and drivers, sometimes leaving them in need of Vancouver emergency towing. Regardless of whether it’s torrential downpour or a light mist, it pays to be prepared and take extra time in ensuring regular maintenance of your vehicle.

Check Your Tires

The grooves on tires are there to direct water away from the rubber that keeps your car glued to the ground – this area of rubber is called the contact patch. When it’s much too worn and shallow, your tires won’t be able to channel water away and your car will hydroplane. Keep an eye out and make sure your tires aren’t too worn or under-inflated.

Check Your Battery

A car’s battery life can be cut down drastically in a place with a rainy or wet climate like Vancouver. From a 5 year life span, it can get cut down to 1 or two years, depending on weather severity and how well you take care of your car. If the battery shows sign of wear, take it to your trusted mechanic for a check.

Clean Your Windshield

Rain and snow can leave behind mineral deposits that look white, as the droplets dry. To keep your windshield clear, free of stains and able to give you maximum visibility, give it a good cleaning on a regular basis.

Wash & Wax

A good wash and wax will make sure your vehicle can adequately repel water spots from forming whenever it rains or snows.

Care For Your Windshield Wipers

Windshield wipers should be replaced once a year. The rubber can become dry, cracked and leave a streaky finish every time the wipers clean your windshield. Make sure to bring the old ones with you to ensure you purchase the correct model.

Check for Leaks

Check for water pooling in places where it shouldn’t be. Over time, the rubber seal around doors, windows, the trunk and other parts of the car can become worn out and let through water. To keep your car safe and dry, regularly check on those areas either by yourself or have your mechanic check on them.

Clean Undercarriage

The undercarriage of your vehicle is possibly the dirtiest part of the car as it doesn’t get the regular cleaning it deserves. Splashing through muddy puddles full of leaves, sticks, debris and other road pollution that then dries onto the undercarriage can create a whole host of issues. Make sure to have it occasionally checked out and cleaned.

Have an Emergency Kit

Always, always have an emergency kit in your car. Make sure to alternate some of the items depending on the season. A well-stocked emergency kit can be life-saving.

If you’re in need of Vancouver emergency towing, regardless of the nature of the situation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.