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How to survive a Day tinsmith

For the first time in the season the snow is always lumpy on the head, falls indiscriminately, the permissions are not asked. As safe as possible for yourself and others to celebrate so-called Day of tinsmith?Ilya Pimenov “Behind the wheel”

When came the cold, snow — wait for the next day of the tinsmith. So our wags call the days when there are numerous accidents due to lack of training of drivers and their cars for the winter. But preparing something elementary! In order to survive the coming this winter, you need to remember a few simple rules.

Tip 1

Time to change summer tires for winter. Friction (“Velcro”) or studded for your discretion. Do not be afraid that the wheels will be a lot of noise, lose the spikes on the pavement, and the car is taking more fuel. With good tires it’s not gonna happen. But will have time to get used to the changed handling. Winter tires are usually heavier than summer, with a reinforced, stiffer sidewall, but the soft tread. This gives a less precise reaction to steering.

Four-wheel drive, like the Audi A4 Allroad is a good helper, but not a panacea against ice. Still need time to change.Four-wheel drive, like the Audi A4 Allroad is a good helper, but not a panacea against ice. Still need time to change.

Tip 2

Fill the washer fluid reservoir antifreeze, change old wipers with the new one. Trips in the snow, check lights, clean glass and mirrors. Your car should be well visible, and you control all the space around. With frosted glass and stained mirrors is not easy. Even if the car is equipped with cameras and systems, warning about obstacles. They help the eyes, but do not replace them.

On ice, studded tires are obviously better than “Velcro”, and on the pavement, being quality, not so much to lose.On ice, studded tires are obviously better than “Velcro”, and on the pavement, being quality, not so much to lose.

Tip 3

From home to the car after a frost, try to estimate how slippery the street. And go, select a free area, and carefully, making sure no one is behind you, pull over. Time smooth, second time, more sharply. This will help to choose the safe speed of movement and distance.

Keep in mind that the sign “Thorns”, more recently paste do not have.Keep in mind that the sign “Thorns”, more recently paste do not have.

Tip 4

Don’t forget to put in the car and turn on the DVR. It will help to prove your innocence in case of dispute. Or shoot a funny video to upload it on YouTube or send in the famous TV show. In “the days of the tinkerer” video off more than usual. Although the heroes of these movies are often no laughing matter.

Clean headlights. Many go to work in the dark. And you should see everything on the road, and you should be seen.Clean headlights. Many go to work in the dark. And you should see everything on the road, and you should be seen.

Tip 5

Do not make sudden movements. Neither the wheel nor pedals. Try to drive as smooth as possible — so that the start reminded takeoff running cool pilot, and braking — soft landing.

To control what is happening around, sweep the snow from the mirrors. Do not rely on heated — it cleans the glass slowly and unevenly.To control what is happening around, sweep the snow from the mirrors. Do not rely on heated — it cleans the glass slowly and unevenly.

Tip 6

Don’t hesitate to slow down with the stock. And don’t stay right next to other cars. So you will save yourself and others from additional damage if you are “lucky” to be in “train” (chain of accidents). But, of course, the stock must be reasonable. To leave ourselves the space with the body of the machine in urban close quarters at least ugly. And it can cause someone to get in front of you.

Don’t forget about the rear lights — they can also scatter the snow.Don’t forget about the rear lights — they can also scatter the snow.

Tip 7

By the way, stopping at intersections, looking in rear view mirrors and do not put the box in neutral. Perhaps braking you will be missed meters to stop, and you will be able to move. You will save both yourself and goof “colleague”. Let not thanks.

At traffic lights brake with the stock and keep an eye in the rear view mirror to be able to move if necessary.At traffic lights brake with the stock and keep an eye in the rear view mirror to be able to move if necessary.

Tip 8

Pre-brake and twice the care when they approach pedestrian crossings. Glide not only cars but also people. Someone from Hiking may fall on the Zebra. Imagine what would happen if you do not have time to stop. And to notice pedestrians in dark clothing at dusk or even during the day quite difficult.

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Approaching a pedestrian crossing in icy conditions, reduce your speed in advance. Keep in mind that to stop a car in an emergency situation will require a greater distance than usual.Approaching a pedestrian crossing in icy conditions, reduce your speed in advance. Keep in mind that to stop a car in an emergency situation will require a greater distance than usual.

Tip 9

Do not leave the machine right next to the intersections and curves of roads. It is likely that you will be on someone’s path. In the worst case — heavy-duty truck. Try to find a safer Parking spot. Even from this place you have to walk.

Don’t drop the car at intersections, road curves, bends, slopes. It can be in somebody’s way.Don’t drop the car at intersections, road curves, bends, slopes. It can be in somebody’s way.

Tip 10

Parking the car on a slope, where there is no curb, turn the wheels to the curb. If the car will slide, it will not block the road. If there is a border, think of how it would work if the handbrake and the transmission suddenly will not keep the car. Although this is rare.

Parking the car on a slope, where there is no curb, turn the wheels to the curb. If the car will slide, it will not block the road. If there is a border, think of how it would work if the handbrake and the transmission suddenly will not keep the car. Even if it is on the side of caution.Parking the car on a slope, where there is no curb, turn the wheels to the curb. If the car will slide, it will not block the road. If there is a border, think of how it would work if the handbrake and the transmission suddenly will not keep the car. Even if it is on the side of caution.

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And finally — another tip that is distracting from the overall series, and therefore made independently. If you are in doubt whether to get behind the wheel in “day of the tinman”, it is better not to sit — use public transport, if possible. And behind the wheel of his car back when the roads will be quieter. Note that this choice has nothing to do with cowardice. We all have enough problems in addition to the design of the accident and repair their own and others machines. However, that’s another topic…

How to survive a Day tinsmith

For the first time in the season the snow is always lumpy on the head, falls indiscriminately, the permissions are not asked. As safe as possible for yourself and others to celebrate so-called Day of tinsmith?

How to survive a Day tinsmith

Photo: Ilya Pimenov and from the author’s archive

How to survive a Day tinsmith

For the first time in the season the snow is always lumpy on the head, falls indiscriminately, the permissions are not asked. As safe as possible for yourself and others to celebrate so-called Day of tinsmith?

How to survive the Day intensitate: “Behind the wheel”

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