First and foremost the tyres must be in good shape with enough tread depth. The tread pattern on your tyres is the single most important thing in the rains that can keep you safely on the roads. Make sure your treads are deep enough by simply using a coin and checking if the depth is within safe limits – usually 3-5mm.
Ensure you remove dirt from the windshield before using the wiper lest it will leave scratches on the glass. A bottle of water and cloth always comes in handy to maintain a clean windscreen.
3. MUD FLAPS
No one likes driving behind a car that is spraying a lot of muddy water and, more importantly, that can be quite dangerous as well. Make sure you fit mud flaps on all four wheels before you start off. After all, driving safely also means driving responsibly.
4. MEDICAL KIT, FOOD & FLASHLIGHT
A medical kit always comes in handy for bruises and first aid in times of emergencies, especially during the monsoon. If you’re stuck in a traffic jam for hours, biscuits and power bars will quench the pangs of hunger and might even help you gain some energy. A flashlight will help when you’re stuck somewhere in the dark and need to change a tyre etc.
5. EQUIP YOUR CAR WITH ADD-ON COVERAGE
Add-on cover, apart from safeguarding the engine, also provides you with Road Side Assistance which is essential during the monsoon. This coverage can be easily added to your basic motor and is available at affordable rates with RK Insure.