Preparing Your Hyundai Genesis for the Rainy Season
No matter how awesome your Hyundai Genesis is, there would be instances when you're going to need to put extra effort on its upkeep. And one of those instances would be during the rainy season, when accidents occur more frequently due to slippery roads and other causes. Before the rainy season begins, it's best to prepare your car and do that extra effort to ensure that your vehicle is fully equipped to face any problem that the rain could bring. Here are ways on how you can prepare your Genesis for that wet season:
- Check the condition of your windshield wipers.
You may not use your windshield wipers that much during the summer, but you are definitely going to rely on them during the rainy season. It's time to wake those hibernating wipers up, and make sure they are in good condition. Because the last thing you want on a dark, gloomy, rainy day is to not be able to see the road clearly, fully anxious if you'll get to your destination all in one piece. So, before the rain starts pouring, check your windshield wipers for possible debris like leaves, twigs, and even dead bugs that might have gotten stuck there, which could hinder your wiper's movement. While you're on it, check the rubber of your wiper blades too, to see if it has hardened already. If it has, then you need to replace it to ensure that the rubber of the wiper blades could clear the rain off of your windshield completely.
- Make sure that the weatherstripping is fully intact.
What's the sense of being inside your car if you're still going to get wet, right? So before all hell breaks loose, and the raindrops start falling, make sure that your car's weatherstripping is intact in all places. Remember, it's not only you that is at risk of getting soaked, your electronics, upholstery and personal items are going to be exposed too. So, find out if your car is completely sealed off, and if not, be sure to correctly identify which part needs repairing. Just because a puddle has formed in the rear doesn't automatically mean that the weatherstripping is problematic at the back. Don't just guess; make sure you know exactly where the problem is. When you already know which part of the weatherstripping has gone bad, you can use a sealant to glue the rubber back in place. Just make sure that you use the proper sealant or else it would still end up leaking. But if you have the money, and would want to be 100% sure that your car is waterproofed, you can have the entire weatherstripping removed and replaced with new ones instead.
Driving with bald tires on a summer day is already difficult and dangerous enough, what more during a rainy day when everything is wet and your vehicle would have less traction on the road? If your tires are already showing signs of wear, then you better consider replacing them just before it starts pouring. Because if you ignore your tire's balding condition, there's a good chance that you'll lose control of your vehicle, or worse, get into an accident and cause enormous damage in the process.