Wet Weather Driving Considerations
WIPERS: Windscreen wipers should generally be changed every 6 to 12 months. Reduction in visibility is obviously the most noticeable sign that wipers should be changed.
Ensure your vehicle water washer levels are maintained. Rain can happen when we least expect it. If grime, bugs etc have built up on the windscreen, rain may not be heavy enough to provide enough water to wash obstructions from the windscreen.
TYRES: Tread Depth and Pressure are critical to wet weather / winter driving.
Tread Depth – The legal minimum is 1.5mm. Correct tread depth ensures maximum water is expelled from beneath the tyre and reduces the risk of aquaplaning
Tyre Pressures – Tyres on the average sedan size vehicle should be kept at the following recommended pressures:
For larger vehicles such as 4WD’s, manufacturer’s recommendations should be followed.
OTHER TIPS TO CONSIDER: