Vision and Distance Driving in the rain limits your vision. Therefore, in many places it is necessary for the headlamps and taillights to be on when driving in the rainy season. Checking the status of the headlights and taillights gives you a better view and other road users can better determine your location. Make sure they’re on, and if you want the best view, dipped lights are the best. With the new technology we have LED headlights, which provide for stronger lighting and more driving safety. 2. Keep your car cleanMany people believe that it is not necessary to clean your car just because it is raining. That’s wrong. In fact, you might think that the rain does the cleaning, but it damages the exterior of your car. This is because it leaves acidic deposits that erode the metallic parts of your car. If you want the look of your car to look good even in the rainy season, you need to clean your car. Before washing your car, use plenty of water to remove the debris. Then you can start to wash your car from the top with a soft cloth or sponge. The most important places to look out for when cleaning your car are the windows, headlights and windshield. This gives your car better visibility. If you are not using your car, you can use a car cover to avoid dust and dirt on the outside. 3. Drive slowly It is safe to drive slowly but steady through the flood, with the engine revving continuously. It is essential to keep the engine revved up to avoid water from getting into the engine through the air filter compartment in ripple. So, drive as low as possible with engine speed of 1000rev/min or even less, with occasional engine revs of not more than 1500 to 2000rev/min. This is also very important for Hiace buses with low air filter level. 4. After Driving Through A Flood Steam the Engine Ensure that the engine steams for about thirty minutes or more to dry up all traces of water and to ensure that water retained within the disc brakes and calliper are all dried off. This is important especially for areas with acidic tendencies like Lekki, Victoria Island and Ajah, where the salty nature of the sand can make the floodwater acidic. Steam wash your radiator and condenserEnsure that you steam wash your radiator and condenser after series of trips through floods. This will ensure that trapped sand and dirt are removed from the radiator and condenser element. Failure to do this could result to overheating. 5. Air-dry the vehicleAfter parking the vehicle, ensure you drain off water trapped inside the vehicle to avoid corrosion of the wire harness and other electrically related modules and actuators. 6. Check Wiper blades and Brakes You may not have used the wipers for several months, especially in hot season. When the rainy season arrives, make sure the windshield wipers are working properly. For the best performance, you should change the wiper blades every year. This ensures continuous visibility. You should also check that the brakes work effectively. If you have no experience, you can hire a specialist to check the condition of your brakes. Among the worrying areas are the brake pads and the brake discs. You should also check the color of the brake fluid and replace it if you find that the color looks like a fish sauce. 7. Have weatherproof accessories and Know the flow The worst experience is the ingress of rainwater into the car. Not only can this be uncomfortable, it can also damage the items in your car. If you want to drive comfortably, you should bring the best weatherproof accessories, so that no water gets into the interior of your car. You can buy, among other things, trunk tubs, pedal caps and rubber mats. Many drivers under-estimate the flow of water on the road and get carried away. It does not matter how big your car is, as long as the water moves, it can be carried by the running water. In situations where you have the opportunity to go through the water, it’s great to know the depth and power of the water. If you know the two, you can determine if crossing is safe or risky. 8. Having a space cushion Keeping your distance is another great tip for driving in rainy weather. Most accidents occur in the rain, as the ground is bad for vehicles. This means that the vehicles spin and get out of hand and cause accidents. Limit your speed and keep your distance to the next vehicle. When driving in rainy weather, it is recommended to maintain a distance that is three times the normal distance. It offers vehicles more space for traffic and allow room to maneuver, if necessary.