The rainy season is upon us, and for Utahns, that can mean scattered snow, hail and sleet showers… as well as any combination of in-between. While the precipitation means many positive things for our rivers, lakes, water supply and vegetation, it can mean danger for motorists. Standing water can lead to hydroplaning, excessive rain means inevitable collisions due to loss of traction and visibility, and how many people actually turn their running lights on in inclement weather anyway? The whole thing gives me anxiety!
There are ways to arm yourselves, so to speak, during the wet season. Ever heard of Aquapelä? Anyone who has ever been in a car knows that it is a definite requirement to be able to see out of your windshield in order to drive safely. Aquapelä is an applicant that actually repels water. It doesn’t stand a chance, doesn’t stay and runs right off your windshield! I had it applied to my vehicle and didn’t even need my windshield wipers during the last storm! It’s amazing, and I highly encourage you to search for the videos pertaining to this treatment on the web. (I would add a link, but we don’t like to use content without permission.)
Another issue during this season are headlamps and running lights. Ever been driving around at dawn or dusk and you notice that one vehicle that doesn’t have their lights on or the lights that are on are barely visible? Scary! Not only are their issues with the driver being able to see, but (and this one often gets overlooked) no one else can see you! Now, add the occasional rainstorm or microburst that are so common in the Salt Lake Valley, and we have the recipe for inevitable disaster! We do a lot of things at JP’s, but we also do the little stuff like bulb and lamp replacements, as well as headlamp restoration, which returns the surface of your lamps to like new conditions, helping you keep yourselves and other safe while venturing forth on the road.
Lastly, take a look at the tread on your tires. If they resemble something that might be used instead for a flotation device, it might be time to consider a new set of kicks for your vehicle! They can’t grip the road if they’re bald, and we can help!
We love our customers and we want them safe, so stop in and chat with us about what we can do to make your driving adventures less cringe-worthy! Save the white-knuckling for the rollercoasters and fun stuff!