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We are into Monsoon season. Rains are a day to day issue. Though we should have covered this topic before, nevertheless the sooner the better. We have discussed some tips to maintain your car in Monsoon in an earlier article. Today we are going to share some tips for windshield rain proofing. We find us in trouble during rains, visibility is very low. So it makes it more necessary to keep our car windshield clean.

How to take care of your car windshield in Monsoon

First of all, you must inspect your car windshield for any type of damage. Its the primary and most important thing. Check your windshield thoroughly for all types of cracks and chips or any pits. You should go for a repair or replacement as per the situation. Never ignore any crack as it can increase in few hours or days. Raining and heat after rain increase the rate of deterioration in a cracked car glass. why you should not ignore small cracks you can read more in this article.

Now once you are sure your car windshield is ok. You need to clean it thoroughly. We recommend you to use good glass cleaner at home or go for a professional car wash. On a normal day, your car windshield may seem ok and clear, but on a rainy day, small dust can prove fatal. Dust will create a messy and muddy surface on your car glass. You may want to use wipers to clean it and find yourself with a streak of mud in your direct sight of vision.

Why Car Wiper Blades quality matters

At Auto Glass Masters we suggest you invest in good quality wiper blades. We suggest you to for wiper change at least three to four times in a year. It will keep your wipers in a good shape. You should check your blades regularly that they apply even pressure at all points. If its not the case, wiper blades may leave moisture or water streak behind. It can be annoying while driving and can divert your attention.

Importance of Water Repellent for Windshield Rain Proofing

Windshield Rain proofing by applying water repellent

There are many products available that you can apply on your car windscreen. It helps you whisk away the water safely. These products help your defogger by reducing condensation on a glass surface. More importantly, they help to reduce friction between wiper blades and car windscreen.

Generally water repellent came in liquid form. These can prove life saver in heavy rain. Water repellents came in a DIY form with manufacturers guidelines regarding process and frequency of application. Most of the repellent can be applied by car owners in just a few steps. Yet you must take care of how to do it guidelines.

  1. You should use an ammonia-based cleaner to make your windshield clean.
  2. Wait for the cleaner to wiped away and completely dry before applying the repellent. Use good quality and the clean towel to help you make surface dry.
  3. Apply repellent as per instruction. Based on the brand, you may need to apply it horizontally / Vertically or in a circular pattern to make an even surface.
  4. Allow it to dry as per instructions.
  5. After it clean the windshield surface with a clean towel or a micro-fiber cloth.
  6. When repellent is completely dry, reins your windshield with clean water and towel.

Between rain repellent applications, clean your windshield with water alone to avoid breaking the waterproof seal with harmful chemicals. In addition to helping with rain control, most waterproofing products will aid in the removal of splattered bugs and bird droppings. Here you can get a clear idea regarding how to apply water repellent.

For knowing more about windshield care, Wiper replacement, windshield repair or replacement. You can contact your nearest Auto Glass Masters service center. If you have any question about new windshield or cost of the replacement call us at 9278783578. Our technician will help you promptly.

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Most of the car accidents that occur are due to negligence and improper maintenance of cars. Monsoon is such season which witnesses most accidents in India. To keep yourself safe you should take care of your car. Get your car inspection by professionals to avoid any mishap. Monsoon can cause poor visibility, slippery road surface, more potholes develop on roads in a rainy season, water logging on roads, chances of water or mud sticking to car’s underbody causing corrosion, loss in braking effectiveness, etc. You should devote some time to reading some car care maintenance tips. Here are some checkpoints for Car Care in Monsoon.

A Guide for Car care in Monsoon

Car Care in Monsoon – Checklist

First of all, you must understand that your car needs a thorough check-up in the Monsoon Season. Some points to take care are:

  1. Don’t have your car parked outside in rainy season. It may cause water staggering on cars body. It may lead to rusting.
  2. Moisture can be dangerous for the car body. You should use some any rusting for your car body,  underbody, engine bay, and leaf springs.
  3. If you spot rust, use a rust-removal powder that is easily available at any accessory shop.

Car parts Care – Checklist

  1. Wiper Blades: Your Car blades get hard in dry weather. Oil and dust cause damage to blades rubber. In rainy season you may want to use them. But it is necessary to get new blades. Old wiper blades can cause damage to your windshield. It may get scratches and hence can affect windshield visibility in rains.
  2. Windshield: You must check your car windshield thoroughly for any kind of damage that may give way for rainwater to seep in. Any damage to windshield can also affect ADAS sensors attached to your windshield like Rain and Light Sensor which activates wipers and headlights in case automatically. It can be dangerous on a rainy day. If your car windshield has any visibility issue due to scratches or any other strains, get it replaced. If you have any spot or damage in your car windshield. Go for a windshield repair.
  3. Car Tyres: Your Car safety depends very much on the condition of its tyres. First and foremost your car tyres must have sufficient tread depth. Normally it should be 3-5 mm deep. In rainy season car may get a slip on a smooth surface if tyres don’t have proper tread depth. You should get your tyres check by professionals for any type of damage.
  4. Mudflaps: Mudflaps don’t come into action on a normal day. But on a rainy day, it helps to keep you and others safe on road. It is very important that your car has all mudflaps in good condition and don’t leave behind dirt and mud. It can be dangerous for the car driving behind you as it can screen its vision through the mud.
  5. Brake: Brakes are most important part of your car safety system. On a rainy season due to low visibility and heavy traffic jams, you may have to apply brakes more frequently. Also, there are times when you need to apply brakes instantly. It needs great care on your part to have good brakes at all times to avoid an accident.
  6. Engine and Battery: In the rainy season, sometimes the car gets too cold to start in morning and you need to try more than once to get it started. It is very necessary to get your car engine check for oil and battery to avoid any such condition. If your car is parked for a long time in the rain and it has an old battery, it may not start. To avoid such a condition it is wise to get your battery check in Monsoon.
  7. Air Conditioner: Car fogging in rainy season is a normal sight. Not everyone is aware of how to defog car windshield in rains and winter. You must get your AC checked to help your windshield defog as any kind of visibility issue can be fatal in rains.
  8. Lights: Wet roads absorb more light than dry. In rainy season you must check your car’s headlights. Its necessary to have proper light illumination on a rainy day.

Driving Tips for Monsoon

  • Avoid flooded roads, if you have to go slow.
  • If your car gets flooded, don’t try to get it start. Instead get an expert to check it. It can damage your car engine, electricals, brakes or transmission.
  • If you find your car suddenly submerged, unlock the doors and open the windows immediately.
  • While passing through a water-logged zone, drive slowly and rev the engine to keep water from entering the tail-pipe.
  • Never forget that cornering a car depends on the grip of its tyres and the grip is diminished on slippery roads. Approach corners slowly and stay upright instead of leaning into the corner.
  •  Stay off the roads if authorities issue such an advisory.
  • Must follow car manufactures guide for car care in monsoon or rainy season.

Auto Glass Masters advice 

Finally, as you can’t control Monsoon nor can avoid going out. There are some must-have things you must carry in your car. You should have a rope for any emergency situation to pull your car. A flashlight is very helpful to guide you in rain and at night. Most noteworthy is to have a medical kit.

You must have remembered the massive traffic jam in Gurugram in 2016 due to heavy rains. You should have some food and water with you to tackle such a situation. In addition, you may require your phone more than any thing on a rainy day, keep your mobile car charger with you.

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Now a days when every one is concerned about Safety, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems or ADAS is the backbone of your car safety systems. It is not a system in itself but blend of technologies which work together to make the drive safe for the occupant as well as others on road. ADAS is a key technology initiative to keep the drive aware of the situation around him while driving. It helps the driver to avoid any kind of collision or mishap by processing information through different sensors and automated systems.

ADAS

ADAS not only give information to the driver, it also have automated or enhanced feature to control your car ride like in case of Automated Cruise Control. In case driver fails to act timely it can over-ride manual safety features and automatically apply brakes or steer the wheel to avoid any road mishap. It not only keep occupant safe during ride, it also helps to keep highest safety standards in case of a collision like tightening your seat-belt, controlling car brakes to avoid car skid, inflating air bags or to cut fuel supply to avoid fire in case of an accident.

Apart from these there are some other ADAS parts which help you drive in comfort. Rain and Light Sensor installed on your car windshield help you during rain and dim light. Adaptive Cruise Control helps to keep check on car speed to have a safe distance from other vehicles on road.

There are many ADAS systems available in market like Mercedes Pre-safe System. All major car manufacturers are investing very hard time, money and human resource to keep up with the pace of development. It is really important to have a Safety system which can keep the occupant safe in case of mishap or on the other hand avoid such a situation.

As far as your Windshield is concerned a lot is happening in new windshields. There are lots of systems which are part of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and are available on your car windshield. Most common is the Rain and light sensor, Front Optical Camera, Infra Red Camera and also Lane assistance system / Lane departure Systems.

In case of a damage to your car windshield, it is imperative for you to check which ADAS system your car have. It is very important for your safety to get your windshield replacement under a trained technician. Auto Glass Masters suggests you to go only for OEM windshield in case of damage in your car glass it beyond repairable. Is your windshield repairable our team will help you asses that correctly.

After replacement of your car windshield it is also necessary to re-calibrate these Advanced Driver Assistance Systems . We suggest you to go for only Genuine parts so as to keeps your ADAS intact. Aftermarket parts may be cheep but it can compromise your car safety.