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How to stay warm in the car in winter: 6 main rules

If you have to choose between their lives and the health and safety of the machine — do not spare the car.Ilya Pimenov “Behind the wheel”

No need to laugh, the inhabitants of Central Russia, the topic is quite serious!

Even a perfectly maintained vehicle can be trapped from the snow rubble. So, for example, happened four years ago on the highway Orenburg-Orsk: snow storm stopped fifty cars, they are trapped almost a hundred people. Twelve with frostbite were taken to hospital, one young man died twenty meters from the road.

Alas, the case is not unique. In the North it happens regularly: people freeze to death, alone and with immobilized machine (which, for example, “flew” generator) — although in those parts, in principle, everyone should be prepared for such a situation.

Rule # 1. The car must be roadworthy

Before you embark tightly, the car usually takes the fault signals. The same generator starts making a lot of noise, losing the charge (on the dashboard lights up the warning light), the engine starts with difficulty. Gearbox will howl and smelly, the engine knocking and smoke, and so on. To drive an unreliable car is risky even in summer, but in winter — much riskier. Do not rely on “maybe”, fix all faults as soon as they arise.

Rule # 2. Fill the tank up to full

Everyone understands the desire to save money, but if you have the opportunity, always fill the tank to full. So you will be able to use at least a heater, if the car is somewhere stuck but will run the engine. You can safely include heated seats and the light, to recharge a smartphone without risk to put the battery.

And when you drive long distance to put in the trunk at least 10-litre canister of fuel. Not useful you can save the other. This supply is enough to operate the engine at idle all night.

Rule # 3. Keep a charged phone

Try to always keep a charged phone to in an emergency call for help. It is useful to prove in the car and an additional external battery (powerbank) — you will easily find a place for it in the cabin. And charge it in motion.

If phone is dead or just not receiving a signal station, have to request the telephone on the other. And don’t forget that new cars now equipped with communication system with emergency services of ERA-GLONASS.

Rule # 4. Dress for the weather

Of course, sweating in the car in thick and warm clothes and heavy shoes no one likes. And experts are a driving urge us to get behind the wheel at all without clothing. But to be cold in a light jacket and shoes, thin sole means to secure the pneumonia at least. It is better to dress for the weather, so that you can spend on the street at least an hour. You don’t want? Put in the trunk of an old warm jacket, wool socks, boots and thick gloves. For example, in a niche of a spare wheel. And suddenly I have to change in the cold tire? Change to keep warm and not get dirty at the same time.

Extremality suggest to keep in the car paper. For example, a stack of Newspapers. Paper can be used for kindling a fire, to caulk cracks in the car, crumpled to fill their shoes.Extremality suggest to keep in the car paper. For example, a stack of Newspapers. Paper can be used for kindling a fire, to caulk cracks in the car, crumpled to fill their shoes.

Rule # 5. Get ready for the sleepover

If you have a long winter trip and at least part of the route passes far from civilization, in addition to warm clothes in the street is to take a thick blanket (or foil plaid), a thermos of hot tea, a few cans and a knife to open them. Alcohol, unlike tea, “survivalist” is not recommended: it gives short-term effect, but in the wrong dosage, prevents properly assess the situation and act.

Experienced travellers suggest to stock up on more pot, a light tent and entrenching tool (or at least a folding shovel). Will not damage more and some sort of burner, type of travel, dry fuel (alcohol tablets), a kerosene stove or a blowtorch. Gas burners are not as reliable as the gas may not burn in the frost. Even a small burner is able to heat a small tent.

Extremality suggest to use the snow to protect the walls of the tent from wind, and fill immobilized the car by the wheels, leaving the exit for the exhaust — the car will be noticeably warmer.

Even such impressive at first glance, the set is not much trunk space but can save a life.

Lightweight tent is in the trunk some space, but will be of good help if you have to wait for help in a way.Lightweight tent is in the trunk some space, but will be of good help if you have to wait for help in a way.

Rule # 6. Do not spare the car

If you have to choose between their lives and the health and safety of the machine — do not spare the car. The spare wheel can be used for fire — heat, and the smoke will attract attention. In a pinch you can burn the upholstery of the trunk or back seat. Heroes in that old movie, “Empty flight” chopped up for firewood a truck which had run out of fuel. This helped them to escape. Since 1962 it has been more than half a century, but the trucks with wooden bodies and it is now not uncommon — which is good, as well as the fact that we still have the axes, boots, fur hats, and at least theoretical information on how to deal with frost.

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How to stay warm in the car in winter: 6 main rules

If you have to choose between their lives and the health and safety of the machine — do not spare the car.

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If you have to choose between their lives and the health and safety of the machine — do not spare the car.

How to stay warm in the car in winter: 6 main rules

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