As the rains begin, almost everyone breathes a sigh of relief as the summer heat finally meets its match. However, the feeling can be ruined if it turns out that the same rain that’s a relief for others is a nightmare for your car.
Improperly installed or cracked windshields may lead to rainwater starting to seep into your car. When that happens, ruined leather is by far the least of your issues. Since water is seeping in, there is a high chance that it will continue rolling down onto your dashboard and into the air vents.
Over time, the water will go directly into the blower and may cause an electrical failure. Apart from your air conditioner, the car’s electronic control unit (ECU) may also short circuit, which would mean that your car would break down in the middle of the road.
With tropical storm season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to inspect your windshield for any cracks and the corners for its integrity. Below is a checklist for you to go over this season before the rains begin.
- If possible, try to keep your car covered. Park in a shed or cover it with a car cover
- Check the windshield for any chips. Temperature fluctuationsduring tropical storms can lead to these chips getting worse.
- Check for cracks in the windshield. If there are any, get your windshield repaired
- Check the wiper blades. Lift them to check their rubber and remove any debris you find underneath them.
If you have any reason to believe that your car isn’t ready for the tropical storm season, you should get in touch with us before it’s too late. Whether you need windshield replacement or repair, we have got you covered. Just give us a call at 610-935-5588, and we’ll be right over to help you out!