Preparing your car for rainy conditions.

Spring Auto Preparation

St. Louis Weather Changes On A Dime

If you don’t like the weather in St. Louis, just wait a minute, and it will change. If you’ve lived in St. Louis for any time, you know how extreme and dynamic our hometown weather can be. And, when it rains in St. Louis, it pours.

Driving In The Rain

Driving in extreme weather, including rain, can be hazardous and nerve-wracking, especially if your car isn’t maintained regularly and prepared for slick roads and poor visibility. But there’s no reason to stress; it’s easy to prepare your car, truck, or van to handle and operate safely during the coming rains.

Slippery When Wet

Cyclone Car Care, your best and only destination for all your St. Louis auto repairs, maintenance, and diagnostics, has some helpful tips and a simple checklist that you can follow to ensure that your car is ready to handle slippery conditions and reduced visibility safely. Here are our seven tips to improve your driving safety during rainy weather conditions:

Check your windshield wipers. Old, worn windshield wiper blades cannot remove precipitation efficiently, thus reducing visibility. Cyclone has a great selection of superior, long-lasting new wiper blades to fit any make or model and to maintain optimal visibility.

Inspect your tires. If your tires are not correctly inflated or your treads are worn, the likelihood of hydroplaning or skidding is much greater than it is on adequately inflated or tires with adequate treads. Cyclone has a wide selection of new tires, so don’t risk your family’s safety.

Check your lights (headlights, tail lights, brake lights, signals). Working headlights help you maintain visibility, while other lights help motorists and pedestrians see your vehicle. If you have any burned-out lights, let Cyclone replace them ASAP. 

Check your brakes. We offer professional brake maintenance and replacement for all makes and models, so don’t put this on. 

Check your auto battery. It’s never fun when your battery fails, but being unable to start your car or stalling during a rainy day, can be more than a major inconvenience; it can be dangerous. Cyclone has excellent deals on quality, reliable car batteries; many come with excellent warranties.

Add rain guards. Rain guards can help prevent water from seeping in through the windows or doors of your vehicle.

Inspect your defrosters. Rainy weather, humidity, or even cold temperatures can cause your windshield, windows, and rear window to fog up and reduce visibility. Some motorists have had success defogging their windows by adding Rain-X, simply rolling down their window, or merely waiting for the heater to help dissipate the fog or dew. If your rear defrost or other components are inoperational, we can diagnose and fix it.

Cyclone Car Care wants to help you keep your family’s drivers safe and on the road. If you need one or more of these rainy weather auto maintenance tasks or repairs done today, please schedule a convenient appointment by calling Karen at (314) 843-3800. You can always count on crazy weather in St. Louis, so be prepared.