Driving in the rain can be challenging. Today I drove in a torrential down pour, I saw so many cars without lights on or some out. My wipers were doing a good job but it was raining so hard I could not see where I was going. Making sure that your lights are on and wipers are working is a safety issue not just the Law. (Lights and Wipers On). In our area also watch for the flooding. Driving thru standing water can cause damage to the vehicle, from the computers, electrical components to the engine. Unfortunally we see Hydro Lock to often, Hydro lock is when the engine has water taken into the internal part causing the car to stop and damaging the engine.
Why maintenance is important? Today cars are ment to last longer, exchanging fluids such as Brake Fluid, Power Steering Fluid, Coolant and Transmission Fluid are the simular to changing your oil. These fluids should never look bad, that indicates neglect and can cause additional issues with the system that runs on the fluid. Exchanging these at the proper interval for your vehicle means that there will be less repairs. Changing your oil, rotating tires and fluid exchanges make the car perform better, longer and with less brakedowns