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Tips on How to Storm-Proof Your Car

esther.diaz October 5, 2017

Your car was built to get you from point A to B with ease; in fact, in today’s modern world, it’s safe to say that your car is built to be so much more. For instance, typhoons are a common occurrence in the Philippines, which can be a detriment to your car while on the road. For that, numerous cars made in the Philippines, especially from Toyota, come equipped with features that are made to combat the elements.

Though your car may not come equipped with anti-storm properties and features, it doesn’t mean that your car won’t stand a chance against the havoc of mother nature. All it takes is some ingenuity and innovation, as well as some creativity in order to protect your car. With that said, here are some of the best tips for you to try in order to protect your car from the storm and the storms to come:

Drive Only When Needed

The storm can get a little tough at times, especially when torrid rains and floods are expected. For this, the best way to practice is to get a feel of the weather’s condition. That way, you’ll be able to determine the best time for you to be able to drive.

Also, in case of emergency situations, do your best to drive away from bodies of water, which will be further explained in the next point.

Keep Away from Bodies of Water

In times of climate troubles, water is one thing that one should keep away at all costs; and in the case of your car, water should absolutely be kept away.

The best way to practice this tip is to drive away from bodies of water. That way, you’ll be able to keep your car’s interior, especially its electrical systems, intact and stable for its own good.

Keep Your Windows Closed

In times of extreme weather, it’s best to keep your doors and windows closed, especially when heavy winds and hail are all the more apparent. This can definitely protect your car from flying debris, as well as from the dangers presented by hail and torrid rains.

For Emergencies, Bring a Bigger Car

Sometimes, we can’t avoid having to drive through the extreme weather. In this case, a bigger car can be a big help for your driving needs.

A bigger car can be suitable for driving through the weather as its size was made to endure the harshest of conditions, which makes it suitable during emergencies situations. Just be sure to practice caution when driving to further protect your car from the elements.

Make Necessary Modifications

With all that’s said and done, it never hurts to make some modifications to your car, especially when it comes to combatting the storm. Either feature or accessory you choose to add, they will remain beneficial nonetheless.

Key Takeaway

At the end of the day, your protection is always an important factor to consider; and with your car protected from the elements, rest assured that yours is guaranteed!

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