The rainy season has arrived. This season is arguably the enemy for people who often use cars for their activities. How could it not be, when it comes to work, if it rains a little, the roads will be heavily congested. Not to mention the presence of puddles and flooding. Not only that, when it rains, like it or not, car owners must be more diligent in caring for and washing their vehicles. Because if not, rainwater stuck to the car has the potential to make the car paint dull faster and the car to rust more easily.
Washing a car especially in the rainy season is a wasted job. But, keep in mind, rainwater that contains salt actually has the potential to damage car paint. Crust and dirt from the rain that sticks to the car body will also accumulate. If it is severe, it will be increasingly difficult to clean, it can even cause the body to rust. So, the car should be washed more often. Do at least twice a week to wash the car. You can do it yourself by using a car wash shampoo that has a pH level close to 7 (pH balance).
Polishing the car body is basically a method of protecting against paint. The polishing process removes stubborn stains and dirt from the surface layer of car paint, then increases the gloss, and provides protection against the paint from environmental influences. If you carry out the car polishing process, you are indirectly creating a 'protective fort' that allows dust or dirt stains from rain to stick to the body. If before polishing the condition of the body has been contaminated by stains, then with a car polish the stains can be removed and cleaned.
The windshield area plays a very crucial role in terms of visibility when driving. If the water is not washed away by the wiper for too long, it will interfere with the view. Therefore, the maintenance of the car glass area cannot be careless. Several ways can be done, such as regularly changing the wipers every 6 to 12 months, or using rain repellent products. Rain repellent itself basically provides a special coating on the windshield. The effect in addition to making the windshield free from mold, rainwater that falls on the surface of the glass is more easily wiped by the wiper, and can slide by itself like drops of water that fall on taro leaves.
The job of the wiper is to remove the bulk of water on the windshield, while the washer will spray washer fluid onto the windshield. When it rains, wipers and washers are quite important car components. For that, keep the wiper and washer functioning perfectly by taking proper care. On average, wiper rubber can last 6 months. Check the wiper rubber periodically, whether it can still function optimally. If the rubber is thin and brittle, it is better to replace it immediately, because it will interfere with its task of removing water that is blocking the driver's view. Likewise with washers. Fill the car washer reservoir (WR) with water that has been mixed with a special wiper fluid so that the driver can spray it when the windshield is exposed to dirt. Keep in mind, make it a habit to spray water first using a washer, before sweeping the glass with a wiper. This is because the water that is sprayed serves to wash away dirt so that the glass is not scratched.
Cars that are used to support daily activities during the rainy season will certainly hit a wet field with puddles of water, even muddy. For example, the suspension section, if left unchecked, its performance may not be perfect anymore and make noises or even loud. While the legs that support the car body are also very vulnerable to these conditions. As much as possible, the remaining dirt on the legs of the car can be cleaned immediately, so as not to cause damage. It is highly recommended to rinse the car legs using high pressure water after use when it rains. To be cleaner, also use soap or car shampoo. Don't forget to clean the chassis and car tires too.