FAQs: Is the Polaris Slingshot Waterproof?

As your go-to Polaris Slingshot resource in the Daytona Beach, Florida area, we often get a lot of questions about these amazing vehicles. We’re happy to help! We know you’ve never seen anything quite like this before, so it’s natural to wonder things like “Does it go fast?” and “Is it safe?” One of the most common questions we get is “Is the Polaris Slingshot Waterproof?” After all, this is a convertible that doesn’t have a roof to close when it rains. Here in Florida, it rains a lot!

The short answer is yes! The Polaris Slingshot is a convertible three-wheeler that has waterproof seats and forged aluminum roll hoops. This means if it happens to rain on the vehicle, it’s okay! 

That being said, even though the Slingshot itself won’t be ruined doesn’t mean you want to get wet while you’re driving it! There’s no roof and no windshield. It is recommended that you wear a helmet for safety reasons. A helmet will also keep your head and hair dry. If you don’t have a helmet and don’t want to get soaked, you’ll want to keep an eye on the weather.

There’s a common phrase in Florida. Summer rainstorms are so predictable, that “you can set your watch by it” Here in Daytona, and the rest of the state, we have a rainy season from April to October and a dry season that begins in November and lasts until March. Will it rain while you have your rented Polaris Slingshot out on the Daytona Beach roads? The simplest answer is if you are visiting during our summer months, it will most likely rain. It will rain every single day, in fact. Don’t worry! This is normal and easy to plan around. Dark Nimbostratus Clouds, the clouds that bring rain, hang low and heavy in the sky, and mean rain is imminent. The clouds typically build in the afternoon and the rain happens in the late afternoon or early evening. It won’t last all day, and shouldn’t interfere with your vacation plans. The rain or thunderstorm usually lasts for about 30 minutes, then moves on.

If you are planning a trip to this area and want to rent a Polaris Slingshot, this is a great idea! If this is going to happen during the rainy season, just make sure you plan to be inside and not driving during the late afternoon and evening. At any time of the day, if you see dark clouds building and getting closer, pull over for a break. It’s probably a good idea to pack an extra towel or two to dry off the seats before you get back inside. No one wants a wet butt from sitting on a damp seat!

Your rented Polaris Slingshot is waterproof. You don’t have to worry about damage from rain! All you need to do is plan to keep yourself as dry as possible. 

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