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Local Auto Experts Offer Best Tips

(PHOENIX)– We know heavy rain creates challenging driving conditions, but they can also affect your car’s performance and appearance. Local experts from Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals (NARPRO) are available to explain how your car takes a beating during these rain storms and how best to protect it.

How the Rain/Water Can Hurt Your Car:

Electrical systems – if the rubber molding around your windshield, doors and cab isn’t in good shape, water can seep in and create big problems. It could take a couple months before your electrical systems start malfunctioning or you could flood your engine and experience problems immediately. 

Engine failure – Yes, if you drive through floodwaters you risk damage or even catastrophic failure of your engine and/or transmission. If you can’t avoid the water, here’s what to do after you’re safely off the road: shut off engine and evaluate whether you should have your car towed rather than keep driving and possibly cause more problems or damage.

Tires – Proper inflation and good tread is so important all the time, but especially on wet roads. If you are driving on bad tires and hit the brakes, you could be dealing with a dangerous outcome. 

NARPRO offers the following safe driving advice:

  • Check rubber molding and windshield wipers for cracks
  • Make sure brakes are working well 
  • Be sure that brake and headlights are clear and bright 
  • Check tires for good tread to avoid slipping and sliding

WE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO DISCUSS DRIVING IN THE SNOW AND HOW TO PREPARE FOR A TRIP UP NORTH. LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP. 

NARPRO (Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals): The Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals (NARPRO) helps car owners find skilled and honest car repair shops. NARPRO only recommends independent, family-owned, full-service auto repair shops that have passed 26 rigorous tests. Visit www.NARPRO.com or call 602.257.0033 to find recommended shops near work or home. NARPRO is the easiest way to find an honest mechanic in the Valley.