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How Do I Prepare My Car for the Rainy Season?
Rain doesn’t typically require making major modifications to your car, but following a few precautions at the start of any rainy season can make driving easier and safer. Check...
How to Safely Drive Your Car When It’s Raining
Driving in the rain is no fun. The visibility is poor, the roads are slick, and all you want to do is get to where you’re going and...
4 Essential Things to Know About Deflectors (Sun, Vent, and Window)
Adding deflectors to your vehicles is a great way to keep rain, sleet and snow channeled away from open windows and from your sunroof – great for when you want fresh air even in poor...
5 Essential Things to Know About Driving in Bad Weather
While the safest option is to avoid driving in bad weather, sometimes you just have no choice. When the weather turns the road treacherous, these essential things will help you stay as safe...
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Windshield Wipers
The windshield wiper is attached to the hood of your vehicle, and keeps the windshield clean from rain, snow, and other debris that collect on the windshield. The arm of the windshield wiper is...
Is It Safe to Drive in the Rain With Cruise Control On?
This one is an absolute no-brainer. The only answer to this question is a resounding NO. If you should happen to find yourself behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while the rain...

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Thunderstorm caused intake to flood into engine and car stalled
Hello. This does sound like a very accurate assessment of what may have occurred. If water got sucked into the engine then it can definitely cause it to stall. You will be lucky though if the water did not cause...
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When driving over puddle, water intrusion caused car to shut off
Hi there. If the engine sucked enough water into it to cause a rod to fail and go through the block then the engine will need to be replaced. As for he rest of the power train it will be...
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Brakes jerking - 2015 Buick Encore Automatic
You may consider having the brake pads changed with some non-Buick pads (i.e. aftermarket). Based on the number of complaints on this issue, General Motors seems to have a mismatch on brake pad material with this model. This will, unfortunately,...
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Starts up and dies down after driving through rain
Hey there. There are several things that should be checked. You need to see if the air filter got soaked with water and replace it if it did. You may have burned out the mass air sensor if it got...
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During rain, dashboard lights & radio fade out - 1999 BMW 332is
Probably one or more electrical connections are getting wet when it rains. The wheel speed sensor for example is at wheel level (inside the wheel arch), and catches all sort of road spray. Once you find the problem connectors, spray...
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My passenger front door is getting water inside when it rains. What should I do?
Hi there. From the description you have given, it seems unusual for the passenger door getting wet inside, affecting both front and rear window operation on the passenger side. It could be the weatherstrip seals have deteriorated or they are...
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Leak in hatch
The weather stripping or rear hatch seal is the rubber seal that goes around the entire rear hatch opening. Two things that need to be checked for are one that there is no damage or wear to the seal itself...
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When entering busy interstate traffic, EcoBoost motor failed
A few different faults could cause the vehicle to lose power like this. The most likely would be a turbo failure, water in the intake, MAF sensor, vacuum leak, or fuel pump. Your best bet may be to have this...
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10% of the time, car won't start when rainy weather
Hello. The symptoms you are describing are commonly caused by ignition system problems with moisture. Old or worn ignition wires, or a cracked or leaky distributor cap, can cause the vehicle to experience hard starting. In wet weather, moisture can...
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What could be cuasing my problems?
Hi there. Rain or condensation can cause havoc with many electrical systems; especially if there are exposed wires or components that are getting wet. This can cause short circuiting situations and gauges to "act weird" like you're describing. As...
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At 70 mph, braking in rain, car pulls hard to the right
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2004 Jaguar XJ8. If you have any kind or even a little brake pulsation in the brakes when you stop, this may cause a wheel to momentary stop in wet weather when...
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Can not drive in rain because window won't close
Hello. Once you replace a window regulator you shouldn't have to replace the regulator again until about 6-9 years have passed. Instead of replacing the entire window regulator on your vehicle you may be able to replace the wiring if...
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I have a transmission out of a vehicle sitting on a trailer. It rained. Is the transmission ok or is it junk.
No, it should be okay as long as water is not getting in the transmission. If it did, then drain out any water and keep it covered. You may want to consult an expert to inspect the transmission in person...
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ABS light, brake light, and engine power loss flashing on screen
Hi there, thanks for writing in. This is a typical and common problem with multiple vehicles that have sensors that monitor systems like ABS. The general issue is that when it gets damp and wet, the sensors absorb the liquid...
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Brakes not working well in rain
Hello, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. From what you describe, it sounds like your vehicle is experiencing understeer and hydroplaning. I would recommend taking care of this issue as soon as possible, as the symptoms they...
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My car is hard to start when it rains. No problems before or after.
Hi, thanks for writing in. You most likely have spark plug wires that are leaking spark and grounding out. You should try to replace the distributor cap and rotor, plug wires and spark plugs. This should fix the problem. Here...
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Brake seizing in the rain.
Hello. Your AC should not have anything to do with your braking system. The brakes may very well tend to lock up at times in wet or slippery conditions as that is a function of the anti-lock braking system. Your...
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Engine belt keeps coming off in the rain and car doesn't start
Hello. It sounds like you are having an issue with one of the pulleys being out of adjustment or one of the bearings in the pulley going bad causing it to wobble and finally come off when it gets slick....
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Unable to start after it rains or misfires until the engine heats up in high moisture conditions
Hey there. This misfire no-start in wet or damp weather is going to be caused by the ignition system of the engine. In order to isolate the cause you can remove the inside engine cover and then start the van....
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My car has an electrical failure due to rain leaking inside, what do I need to repair?
This could end up being a costly repair unless the pigtail replacements for the wiring harness are available. First, the water intrusion has to be repaired. The water has to have been leaking inside the vehicle for some time or...

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