If you have noticed, Singapore’s weather have been getting rather temperamental. It can be raining heavily for a 5 minutes period along the highway and the rain stops entirely by another 30 seconds follow by a downpour for another 10 seconds or so.
Here are a few tips to keep you and your car ready for any rainy situations that arises.
1) Utilizing Water Repellents On Your Windscreen
Products like Liqui Moly Rain Repellent or Rain X can help to keep water off your windshield when you travel 80km/h or higher. However, they must be applied in a proper fashion, if not your windshield wipers might just judder.
Video below shows the Treated Side, and the non treated side of a windscreen with water repellent.
Credits: Ultimate Handyman
2) Wet Weather Tires
Using good Tires is essential to save on your insurance claims. If you want retain your no claim bonus (NCB) and a whole lot of time and trouble, better be a little kiasu (afraid to lose in Singapore slang) and grab above average tires.
Use this Tire Review site to better understand reviews from daily drivers about your preferred piece of tire.
If you have top of the world tires but no brakes, you will still be utilizing your insurance claims. Get your brake systems souped up or well-maintained.
This is by far the cheapest and have the least hassle in terms of effort and time. Be careful though, as when you are in the tunnel, visibility may be low due to less light in the surroundings. Now, put it on and see how magic works for you.
Alright, its science. Not magic.
Stay Safe Driving in Singapore, and if there is any more tips you think is helpful, feel free to comment below and share!