Post by martinezthomes on Dec 26, 2017 9:22:20 GMT -5
After a scorching summer in most parts of the country, thanks to the El Nino effect, La Nina is now coming in with the monsoons. With a higher than normal monsoon predicted, one can expect a higher than normal incidence of car troubles.
What I am collating here is a list of common problems and their solutions for cars in the rains. Please feel free to add to the collection below.
The windscreen wiper is making noise and causing streaks on the windscreen.
Windscreen wipers need to be replaced preferably every year, just before the monsoon season. Wiper blades are made of rubber which can get hard and brittle due to cold winters followed by hot summers. This causes an uneven wiping surface on the wiper blade edge. Sometimes the wiper blade rubber can tear, exposing bare metal, which can irreversibly damage the windscreen.
If you do not want to buy a pair of wipers yet, you can get some 400 grit (fine grade) sand paper and gently rub it across the blade edge. That will even out any imperfections. Don’t overdo it as you will damage the wiper.