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08/08/2016
While it's true that we don't get that much rain here in Arizona, this doesn't mean that we shouldn't be prepared for it! On the contrary, if you don't want to be caught off guard this wet season, you should read the tips below so you can drive safely through the rain. 

How to Drive Safely in the Rain with Help from the Synthetic Oil Experts in Flagstaff

Keep Your Vehicle in Optimum Condition

Your vehicle should be kept in the best shape possible, at all times. However, when the conditions outside aren't the best, it is extra important that you ensure it is. Bad tires, worn out wipers, a busted light, or other similar details, can make a huge difference on your ability to stay safe while on the road. You should also make sure that your engine is in proper shape by providing it with the necessary synthetic oil changes. If it is due a replacement, call John O Brown in Flagstaff at (520) 444-2634 to acquire the best products for it, such as the top performing synthetic oil in Flagstaff. 

Stay Focused on the Road

Your mind and your body should be extra focused and on high alert so you can drive properly and react accordingly to the harsh conditions outside. Don't use your cell phone, don't drive under the influence, don't drive while tired, and keep your senses on the road to get to your destination safely.

Turn on Your Wipers

It should go without saying, but you should use your wipers to clear your view when you're driving in the rain. However, for that to happen, you first need to make sure that they will be working as expected. For that reason, when the wet season is coming close, you should inspect them and change them if necessary.

Make Use of Your Lights

Rain drops on your windshield will prevent you from seeing the road clearly, and will also keep others from seeing you as well. That's why, you should turn on your headlights even if the sun is shining, so you can see and be seen. Likewise, remember to use your blinkers and hazard lights to communicate your intentions to other drivers.

Defrost Your Vehicle

The difference in temperatures and conditions inside and outside the vehicle will likely cloud your windows and make your situation even more stressful and difficult. Luckily, your vehicle comes with the "defrost" option that will help get rid of that annoying obstruction to your vision. Turn it on promptly so you can continue driving safely.

Drive at a Slower Pace

Needless to say, you shouldn't be speeding if the road is wet. As you may know, your tires don’t have the same grip on the road as when it's dry, and your vehicle's response to your commands may vary, so be sure to drive at a slower pace to avoid a potentially harmful situation.

Give Them Space

Again, your vehicle won't react as it normally would due to the wet floor. This means that the way you use your brakes will change as well since your vehicle won't be able to stop as quickly as before. To prevent an accident from happening, you should give more space than usual to the vehicles in front of you and objects around you.

Don't Splash Those Around You

If you've ever been splashed by another vehicle, then you know just how annoying and potentially dangerous that can be. When you do, you're blocking another vehicle's visibility for a few seconds, which could end in an accident. That's why you should avoid splashing others (both vehicles and pedestrians) as much as possible.

Try Not to Drive Through Floods

Though it may not be possible at all times, you should try to avoid flooded portions of the road when you can. These can be dangerous, since they may be covering a big crater or something you should steer away from, and because they may get your vehicle wet and cause it to shut down.

If Needed, Stay Off the Road

If rain is falling down aggressively, and you're feeling uncertain of your abilities, it may be better if you just stay off the road. Taking shelter somewhere and waiting for the storm to pass can be a great option that will help you stay safe until you feel ready to hit the road once again.

Maintain Your Engine with the Most Effective Synthetic Oil in Flagstaff

Remember that if your engine needs a synthetic oil change to continue working as desired, you can count on John O Brown in Flagstaff to provide the best products for it. Call (520) 444-2634 for more information on the benefits of using AMSOIL products, or browse through the online store if you want to keep your engine in top shape with the best synthetic oil in Flagstaff.
While it's true that we don't get that much rain here in Arizona, this doesn't mean that we shouldn't be prepared for it! On the contrary, if you don't want to be caught off guard this wet season, you should read the tips below so you can drive safely through the rain.
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