- Tires – checking for tire wear, tread depth, and low tire pressure.
- Brakes – inspecting for worn out components, low brake fluid or leaks in the system.
- Headlights – have your headlights restored for maximum visibility in the rain and fog.
- Windshield wipers – get that rain out of your way with new windshield wipers. If your current wiper blades just push the water around rather than clear it, you need new ones!
- Use defensive driving techniques. Always buckle up, abide by road rules, and obey speed limits. Pay attention to places you can move to in case of sudden stops or reckless drivers.
- Use your headlights and windshield wipers. Maximize your visibility! Ensure that you’ll be able to see in front of you, and other drivers will be able to see you!
- Slow down. Do not speed! Reducing your speed will give your car’s tires more opportunity to get traction and allow better control.
- Follow too closely. Leave safe following space between your N Charlotte Toyota and the cars in front of you. More space allows for more reaction time in case of sudden stops.
- Turn on your flashers. Using your flashers while driving in the rain is actually illegal! Do not commit this moving violation. You can only use your hazard lights when your car is disabled.
- Use cruise control. It is extremely dangerous to use cruise control while driving in rain. Turn this speed regulating device completely off and control your car manually.