2.3.47.2, 2017-10-10 18:26:25

Enjoy monsoon to its fullest with Volkswagen.

It’s the season of long drives and outings. Don’t let the rains dampen your fun! Enjoy a smooth drive with Volkswagen Monsoon Check-up Camp.

Monsoon Precautions:

While it is that time of the year to enjoy the rains and the green cover along your roads; it is also of utmost importance to follow cursory monsoon precautions.

Vehicle Care

  • Do pre-monsoon servicing at your nearest Volkswagen authorised dealer
  • Check the tyre conditions (the tread grooves should be of min 1.016 cm all the tyres, look for side wall cuts in tyres, if so, replace it immediately)
  • Check the brake liners and ensure proper functioning of the brake system
  • Replace wiper blade every season
  • Ensure both the wipers, signal lights and tail lamps are in working condition

For drivers

Do’s:
  • Before the start of the trip - Regularly check whether the headlights, tail lights, brake lights and turn signals are working properly 
  • First and foremost, slow down! - The speed limit during the rains should be 20-25 km/hr. instead of 40 km/hr. during normal conditions
  • Keep safe distance from the vehicles ahead - The distance should be double during the monsoon season than during other seasons, failing which you may not be able to get adequate braking distance in case the front vehicle suddenly stops
  • Turn on your lights - Turn your headlights on, even in a light rain, or in gloomy, foggy or overcast conditions 
  • Drive in the tracks of the vehicle ahead of you
  • Watch out for brake lights in front of you
  • Handling a skid - You can prevent skids by driving slowly and carefully, especially on curves, brake before entering the curves, steer and brake with a light touch
  • Expressway driving - Leave lots of space between you and the vehicle in front because it takes longer to stop
  • Watch out for oily deposits - Watch for intersections because of the oil spots on the road
  • Check your brakes - If you successfully pass through a deep-water hazard, test  your brakes
  • Drive Safely, Arrive Safely

For drivers

Don’ts:
  • Before the start of the trip - Regularly check whether the headlights, tail lights, brake lights and turn signals are working properly 
  • First and foremost, slow down! - The speed limit during the rains should be 20-25 km/hr. instead of 40 km/hr. during normal conditions
  • Keep safe distance from the vehicles ahead - The distance should be double during the monsoon season than during other seasons, failing which you may not be able to get adequate braking distance in case the front vehicle suddenly stops
  • Turn on your lights - Turn your headlights on, even in a light rain, or in gloomy, foggy or overcast conditions 
  • Drive in the tracks of the vehicle ahead of you
  • Watch out for brake lights in front of you
  • Handling a skid - You can prevent skids by driving slowly and carefully, especially on curves, brake before entering the curves, steer and brake with a light touch
  • Expressway driving - Leave lots of space between you and the vehicle in front because it takes longer to stop
  • Watch out for oily deposits - Watch for intersections because of the oil spots on the road
  • Check your brakes - If you successfully pass through a deep-water hazard, test  your brakes
  • Drive Safely, Arrive Safely
  • Carry out a thorough pre-monsoon check for your vehicle, including batteries, tyres, electrical wiring, engine fluids and wipers 
  • Keep the windshield wiper fluid bottle full
  • Pre-plan your journey; keep an umbrella, a raincoat, first aid kit, adequate quantity of drinking water, some dry eating stuff and emergency contact numbers in your vehicle 
  • Keep a torch light, a hammer or a spanner inside the car to break the glass in case you are trapped in the car
  • Gather information about adverse weather conditions, potential flooding spots    and alternate routes well in advance
  • Be mentally prepared to deal with emergencies and have contingency plan in place
  • While driving reduce speed, moderate acceleration, moderate braking action and do not take quick turns to avoid skidding
  • Keep adequate safe driving distance from the vehicle ahead, the distance should  ideally be double during the monsoon season compared to the normal season
  • Turn on your headlights during a heavy shower or in gloomy, foggy or overcast conditions. Not only does this help you see the road, but also helps other drivers see you
  • Drive in the tracks of a vehicle ahead of you. Watch out for brake lights in front of you
  • Watch out for oily deposits on roads and move at a very low speed
  • If the exhaust is underwater, rev the engine and slip the clutch to change gears and move.
  • The fast moving exhaust gases will prevent water from entering the tail pipe
  • Avoid traversing in deep water
  • To overcome front end skids, release the brake and let the front wheels roll freely to regain traction and steering control
  • For rear end skids, take foot off the accelerator and turn wheels in the direction that the rear of the vehicle is skidding, and pump brakes lightly
  • Remember, at any time, your life is more precious than your vehicle. If stranded in a vehicle, leave the vehicle and move to an elevated place and ask for help. Do not walk through flowing water before you are sure about the firmness of the ground
  • Be mindful of slip, trip & fall hazards (slippery surfaces, open manholes). Use right kind of footwear with good anti-skid sole

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