To leave the yard in bad weather
Previously, ice Bound locks, fought by means of hot water. Since then, we came up with more innovative means.
In most thawer composition includes an alcohol, which has a low pour point and high penetrating power, and silicone or Teflon - water-repellent elements. They also lubricate the parts of the lock and contribute to a smooth interaction. The composition of some fluids may include oil, so the process can be shut-off mechanism and evening - for prevention.
The car is unlikely to be able to start the engine in the cold, if the battery promorzla and lost capacity. Revive it helps start-charger. It is light and compact device that not only starts the engine, but also charges the automotive battery. A fueling energy shrunken laptop or smartphone when needed.
Before selecting the gadget's pay attention to the type of the battery of the car, its voltage, battery capacity and charge current: Pre-chargers for different devices are created. And also to find out about the additional features. The gadget can provide protection against short-circuit and over-temperature or fast charging mode, which will not be late for work.
Fallen during the night snow can "lock" your car, and then without a special shovel is indispensable. Choose a model with telescopic handle: it makes the instrument compact and helps to adjust the length to your height. Aluminum cutting facilitates the design and does not rust. Rubber inserts on the handle does not allow to slip his hands and protect from the cold.
In the materials of which make the bucket shovel has its pluses and minuses: Plastic inexpensive but fragile; aluminum is lightweight, but prone to deformation; steel robust but heavy. Pay attention to the brand: well-known manufacturers will choose the best materials for you.
He will save, if the vehicle is stuck in snow or stalled in the mud. Rope length precisely regulated in the SDA: it ranges from 4 to 6 m, while there should be at least two red and white flags of 20 × 20 cm denoting coupling. The most popular version of the tow rope - nylon. Characterized by good resistance to frost and do not get wet, they are easy to store, they are clearly visible on the road because of the bright colors. In any case, regardless of the material, pay attention to the breaking load of the cable: it must be at least twice as much as the mass of the vehicle.
After long-term parking, before departure, almost every winter motorist engine warms up from 5 to 20 minutes. To process went faster, you can use avtoodeyalo. This insulation, which is put under the hood of the car to keep warm during the cold from - 5 to - 50 ℃. Under the hood airbag formed of hot air, which is maintained until 4 hours depending on the temperature outside. Thus avtoodeyalo it does not lead to overheating of the motor during driving: it does not cover a radiator and does not prevent its cooling. This thing not only retains heat of the engine, but also helps to save fuel.
No, this is not a bug and not a joke, and a creative and effective way to get the car stuck in the snow: just do it in front of the path of the pellets, and the car will not budge skidding. In general, for this purpose, better use of broken bricks, but the filler is easier to find in a normal supermarket and easier to take: he had already packed in the desired volume of the package. Choose mineral filler. And if by any chance have a silica gel, do not worry, because this is also useful: in many forums motorists claim that it will protect from fogging of glasses in the car. To do this, pour it into a sock, tie tightly and put on the instrument panel, unless it offends the aesthetic sense, or under the seat.
To see well where you are going
Accidents on winter roads are much higher than in the summer. Worth of insurance against conflict situation during the accident. For DVR, you will use during the winter, especially important function of night shooting. And even with this baby, you can keep track of the vehicle during parking. But keep in mind that the majority of DVRs sold in Russia, equipped with lithium-ion batteries. Such batteries have a major drawback: under the influence of low temperatures, they can quickly lose capacity. In the most severe cold better take-home DVR, the device will last longer.
Brush with scraper
Without it, prepare the car for a trip in the winter is difficult. A good brush must be quickly, efficiently and carefully as possible to clean the machine. At the right model pile bends well and remains unchanged and does not scratch the paint when the temperature of its rigidity. plastic scraper to be a stiff and resistant to mechanical stress. At the same time the tool too hard working surface can scratch the glass and paintwork. In qualitative schotkah handle made of thermal insulating material slipping.
Today, frost, rain tomorrow, and sometimes all at once in a single day. Antirain simplifies wiper and brushes have to be replaced less often. When applying means composed of solvents, resins, and silicone fluid component evaporates. Because of this forms a thin transparent film - a kind of a hydrophobic coating on the glass. Water quickly rolls off the surface. It is better not to save money: poor quality means may impair visibility or glass will act long enough.
Always keep a stock of money in the trunk: bottle washer will not last long when the windshield a few hours a day of snow falling and flying mud from under the wheels of other cars.
To choose the right nezamerzayku, do not save, do not buy a product with the hands, study the label. Harmless glass-made liquid by ethyl and isopropyl alcohols. In addition, the majority of manufacturers indicates that the agent is done without the use of toxic substances methanol. Flight washer may be diluted or contain the same methanol.
By the way, the smell of harmful substances almost not felt, and nezamerzayku, on the contrary, it smells quite sharply. That is why they add flavoring. So strong smell for glass liquids says more about their quality.
Drivers are well aware of the situation: in the cold snow glare in bright sunlight, reflecting rays. Follow the road then it becomes difficult. Polarized glasses with colored lenses can correct the situation. In snowy weather picture in the yellow spectrum is more precise. In the dark time they are also the way - to help fight the blinding headlights.
In winter, it gets dark early, so increases the risk of getting stuck in an unfamiliar place. With a flashlight is not so bad: you can at least try to see the signs and understand where you are, and send a signal to other drivers. For this it is useful to a small tourist unit, adapted to low temperatures. There is a wonderful model, combining a flashlight and charging, as well as the ability to apply an SOS signal.
To all in the car and all was in order
If, before the onset of winter, you have decided to spend the automotive prevention, including in the number of procedures grease seal windows, doors and trunk: if these details are not freeze and is not cracked. Silicone grease improves the tightness, sound insulation and heat protection. Treatment should be repeated every time after washing the car, when the rubber parts especially susceptible to frost action.
Car vacuum cleaner
In the summer you can do without a vacuum cleaner, in the winter it is absolutely impossible. It will help get rid of dirt, salt, gravel and other unpleasant things in the street, which has no place in the car. Winter suitable model with water collecting function, wireless or power from the cigarette lighter. Some vacuums can at times become a car wash.
First-aid kit have to be in the car at any time of the year. But in the winter can be supplemented with a basic set of special preparations. Especially if you are planning a long family trip. Do not interfere with antipyretics and analgesics, medication for sore throat and runny nose, warming salves and plasters, protective skin cream.
With hot tea even in the longest traffic jam will be a little warmer and calmer. Plus cars that thermos in this case, you can not choose for compactness, and for a large amount of a few cups. Metal housing protects it from falls and blows. A vacuum layer between the bulb and the housing will help keep the temperature for a long time.
Do not interfere, and Thermomug with a tight screw cap and a lid-drinking spout - it is convenient to put in the cup holder.
In the first winter traffic you'll be glad you took with a thermal socks. When choosing pay attention to some points. Good socks are made of high-tech fibers with a dense viscous in the leg, foot and heel. In the fingertips should be flat seam and in the leg and foot - elastic gum, which will not allow tissue collected during the walk. It is better that inside the sock was fuzzy, which will improve the blood circulation.
What if the ice-wheel, it is necessary to go right now, and the road will be long? Wear gloves to hands cramped from the cold. This accessory has a special cut. Gloves can be with or without fingers, but their main feature — cut-out crescent-shaped at the bottom, the edges of which are closed at the top of the brush using the strap on the button. Most often, the gloves are made of leather, which is durable and excellent ability to retain heat.
Fleece blanket, warm, light and soft, it does not take up much space and will come in handy if someone of the passengers need to keep warm. According to the structure of the fleece, which is made of polyester, wool recalls: good air permeability, moisture absorption and creates a thermal insulation. In retirement, he is unpretentious, but if it loses shape, it is easily replaced with a new, as similar models of a budget.
If the rug is not enough passengers, and the nominal oven is not designed for the Russian winter, you can put in the car glove compartment heater. It is a small device that is powered by the cigarette lighter. In it a cooler and a heating element. The gadget can be used to heat the windshield or rear window and melt the frost.
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