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Would you prefer heavy or light rain?

By SYF77 on 04 Nov 2011

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It looks like the wet weather is here again. Usually, at the time of writing this blog, I would be running at East Coast Park but my plan has to be shelved due to the light drizzle. Coming back to the topic of automobile, it is frustrating to be caught in the rain while driving, especially after a thorough car wash. Personally, I prefer to be caught in a heavy downpour rather than a light drizzle, provided that I am not caught in a flood. Below is the reason why.

The rain water itself will not make the car very dirty. The splashes from the road are the main culprit. This is the reason why the upper part of the body panels are cleaner than the lower portion after the car is caught in the rain. In a light drizzle, the road grimes do not get washed away, unlike a heavy downpour. Hence, the splashes from the road contain relatively more dirt and debris. In the same school of thoughts, a heavy downpour clears up the road grimes. I’ve noticed in instances whereby my car looks as if it has undergone a car wash after it dried up from a heavy downpour. I believe a prolonged heavy rain also clears the air of dust particles, such that the water mark effect on the car is much reduced.

The rainy days also remind me that the holiday season is coming. As I drove pass Vivocity on Deepavali holiday, I saw that Christmas decorations are in the process of being put up. Drive safely and do not let the rainy season dampen your mood. [:)]

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Dwee Nov 04 2011 10:53 AM
Nowadays after heavy rain , everyone will asking which area is flooded. Follow by which area the trees have been uprooted.
If I do have a choice, I would choose neither. Is always just my luck that after half a day of washing my car , the rain will be here in less than 2 days time. If I don't wash it, there will be no rain for the next two weeks... The sky is always a joker to me. . .
Babyt Nov 04 2011 03:03 PM
no matter how much and heavy the rain is, we still need to wash the car to wash off the layer of dust which could have stick to the wet surface of the car and dried off.
Mecontle Nov 04 2011 05:07 PM
of cos is light rain, unless u enjoy jam with traffic
I_RIDE_DEEP Nov 05 2011 06:18 PM
Definitely heavy rain , I like to drive through heavy water pools and have the Aquaplane feeling. Please don't buy car from me next time as I have total disregard for my engine.
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