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For those who already know but have forgotten: important winter tips

Winter is the hardest time for the owner. Low temperature, low light, snow and ice on the roads… Our short tips will help you to drive a car in these difficult conditions with minimal losses.Alexey Revin “driving”Expert

1. Pump up the tires

What would warm any winter, you should not ignore the requirements of the regulations to replace on the car summer tires to winter. Regularly follow the tyre pressure, including the pressure in the spare tyre, because the spare tire may be needed suddenly when there’s no time for pumping up the wheels, and the pump may not be at hand.

2. Check the battery

Before you put the car in a long Parking lot or even at night in the bitter cold, check the battery condition. The electrolyte level should not be below the minimum mark on the housing. But the voltage it is better to check directly before travelling. With the engine off, voltage 12,5–12,7 V means that the battery is almost fully charged, and 12.3 In — charged half. But if the voltage tends to 12 volts, the battery is low.

Winter operation

3. Wiper blades

Check the condition of the wiper blades. Do not start driving in the car with snowy or frosted glass. Don’t forget to pour antifreeze in the windshield washer reservoir before travelling. And if the car is not equipped with a level sensor washer fluid and will not warn you that it ends, put in the trunk a spare can of mywiki. To continue driving with dirty glass in search of the nearest store with a washer fluid is dangerous.

4. A revision of trunk

Just in case put in the trunk of wires for the “booster” cable, rope, snow shovel, brush smetana snow and ice scraper. On a long journey take the canister with fuel. Try to keep the fuel tank filled. All this will help in case of an emergency on the road. Even if the incident occurred not with you, you will be able to help another driver.

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5. Use silicone grease

Frozen to the contour of the door can yield a small effort, but an attempt to pull harder will damage the door seal or handle it. Therefore, before you apply the silicone grease on door seals.

silicone grease

6. Lubricate door locks

Lubricate door locks and Luggage compartment with a special compound that will prevent freezing. When you discharge the battery to open the lock the old-fashioned mechanical key is the only way to get in the car.

Freezer lock

7. Dress for the weather

Dress appropriately for the weather, even if you do not plan to spend a lot of time on the street. Plans can change and you need to get out of the warm car into the cold, e.g. at loading or in the event of an accident. Before a long trip put the trunk in warm clothing mittens, and even a small Packed lunch.

8. Do not lose vigilance

Watch carefully for muffled pedestrians, visually impaired and hearing traffic situation. Such pedestrians may suddenly step out into the road and not to react to signals of an approaching car.

9. Just no sudden movements

To suddenly lose control of the car, avoid slipping on the pavement, and especially on the rails. It will also help to keep the studs on winter tires. When driving in slippery conditions do not make sudden maneuvers on the road (braking, acceleration, turns). Observe the increased distance and lateral spacing. Not breaking the speed limit. All this will increase the chances of avoiding an accident.

Snow on the road

10. Stay away from not cleared of snow machines

Pay special attention to the cars near you that has a bad review due to not cleared of snow glasses. The driver of the vehicle to start the manoeuvre without noticing you. You must be attentive and with a moving transport, which is covered with snow lights. Not noticing the triggered brake lights, can be the culprit caught up with such a machine. And, of course, always thoroughly clean your car of snow before driving.

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For those who already know but have forgotten: important winter tips

Winter is the hardest time for the owner. Low temperature, low light, snow and ice on the roads… Our short tips will help you to drive a car in these difficult conditions with minimal losses.

For those who already know but have forgotten: important winter savetitle those who already know but have forgotten: important winter tips

Winter is the hardest time for the owner. Low temperature, low light, snow and ice on the roads… Our short tips will help you to drive a car in these difficult conditions with minimal losses.

For those who already know but have forgotten: important winter savetype: Alexander Kulnev , Michael Kolodochkin “driving”the Expert, Konstantin Yakubov

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