Check that all lamps - headlights (low & high beam), tail lights, turn indicators, hazard
lamps are working.
Clean the external surfaces of the headlamps/tail lamps if covered with dirt & mud.
Use lights appropriately to improve visibility. Mostly, headlamps help, but if it is foggy, switching on the headlamp will only show a white wall in front of you. Use fog lamps along with parking lamps in such situations.
Make sure that your wiper blades are wiping the windscreen effectively without leaving any streak marks or smudges
Ensure that the windscreen wiper fluid is full & preferably filled with Maxicare Windshield
Washer Fluid, as that helps in clearing away dirt/dust from the glass.
Humidity in the air during monsoons, causes mist to form on the outside of the windscreen
glass. Turn on wipers to clear it. Also ensure that the side A/C vents are not directed towards
the window glasses.
Make sure your tyres have not gone bald. Tyres with good tread depth help in maintaining
grip on slippery wet roads. Use the tyre wear indicator to check tread depth.
Braking distance increases on wet roads. It is very important for your safety to have the brakes working effectively. Get them inspected before the monsoon season.
Keep speed under control and maintain a safe distance from the car in front of you.
Car body can be exposed due to broken rubber seals or chipped-off paint. This can let in
water through gaps or lead to corrosion. Get the car inspected at a workshop and get it
Get underbody protection coating done after your car wash to prevent corrosion of the
exposed metal under the car.
Precautions for water logged roads
Avoid roads where water level is above the door sills. If your car stalls on such a road, do
not try restarting. It can cause extreme damage to the engine.
Do not speed. You wouldn't be able to judge a bad pothole during rains. Maintain a constant
slow speed to avoid damage.
Heavy rain can lead to long traffic jams. Ensure you have enough fuel in the vehicle and are carrying a few snacks and drinking water for yourself.