How to open doors, warm the larvae to drop the glass, not to damage the Parking brake, to save the battery — tell them what to do.
Frozen door locks is one of the most typical incidents of the winter operation of the vehicle.Frozen door locks is one of the most typical incidents of the winter operation of the vehicle.
A common problem in the winter after washing or freezing rain froze the locking cylinders. Here are some ways to open door:
- The easiest thing is to inject into the cylinders in the universal lubricant WD40 or “Freezer locks”.
- Heat the key with a lighter and insert into the lock is another method of dealing with this scourge. Important: the key must be metal, otherwise it may melt the plastic immobilizer.
- To gain the syringe with brake fluid and squirt it in the keyhole — is also quite effective option of struggle.
Absolutely impossible to pour on the maggots boiling water. The water cools rapidly and can freeze inside the larvae, which will further aggravate the situation. Besides, boiling water spoils the paintwork of the body. Due to the large temperature difference between the paint can not withstand and cracking, leading to subsequent exfoliation. Do not try to turn the key by force: if he will pursue or what is worse, will break open a door will have on the service. With subsequent replacement of the lock cylinder.
After washing you need to ask to wipe down doorways, blow compressed air locks, and ideally handle hinges with graphite grease. Otherwise the cold water will freeze, and open the door will be problematic. If the driver door is frozen and does not open, do not panic — try to start try your luck with the other doors. If they do not open, but with a little pressure on the door edges and tapped it with his palm. The ice may crumble, and the door will be. Remember: if you force the door open, you can detach the handle or the rubber seals of the doors. To avoid this, the seals must be lubricated regularly with silicone grease.
A crack on the glass you may receive from a difference of temperatures outside and in the cabin.A crack on the glass you may receive from a difference of temperatures outside and in the cabin.
Sitting in the car after she stood in the cold night, many drivers tend to warm up the cabin and turn the heater to maximum airflow. Keep in mind that in this case, can crack the windshield. The reason — a banal difference in temperature. Frost on the street, and under glass hot air. To avoid this, warm up the cabin gradually — so much safer for the glass (talking mainly about the wind, as directly powerful stream of hot air can be directed only at him). One caveat — the glass in modern cars “soft”. They can be easily scratched with a scraper when removing ice from the windshield. So let the engine work and interior is slightly warmed. Then the frost melts a bit, and it can be removed with a brush with soft bristles, and not a scraper.
Icy windshield — it is unpleasant. But even if you brush while cold, then they cannot help you.Icy windshield — it is unpleasant. But even if you brush while cold, then they cannot help you.
Wiper blades often freeze to the glass. Turning the windshield wipers, you can burn the wiper motor. To avoid this, you can handle brush cosmetics. For example, a spray “Defroster”. Use it on the rubber parts of the brushes and wait, and then remove the ice.
If the washer reservoir is ice, it often by pressing the stalk switch to attempt to clean the glass, you can burn the washer pump. But it is expensive and unpleasant. To break the ice, you can drive into the heated underground Parking. Another way is pour inside vodka or alcohol, in the proportions of 1:3 or 1:5. It is suitable in the case when the reservoir was initially incomplete.
Before you pull the handbrake in the winter, it is better to think ten times.Before you pull the handbrake in the winter, it is better to think ten times.
In the winter, especially after washing, you should refrain from installing the Parking brake. Brake pads can stick, on a car with disc brakes and with drum. You will have tearing. If a car with decent mileage, the Parking brake mechanism have not been serviced and parts have rusted, trying to disrupt the pads can cause problems, such as breakage of the cables of a drive of a manual brake. Can be destroyed and brake pads, locking wheels: the car will have to drive on the tow truck in service or to disassemble the node. If a car with drum brakes, refuses to move after Parking, you can pour the reels with warm water or to tap. Pads of disc brakes that he picked up the disc, you can unfreeze the antifreeze for glasses.
To avoid these problems is quite simple. Immediately after leaving the car wash, “dry” the brakes several intensive braking. And the Parking lot put the car in gear and don’t tighten the hand brake.
A dead battery is another common issue in winter.A dead battery is another common issue in winter.
The battery can be a jump start from another car, but to do it properly. We have devoted to this process the whole article. In short: all electrical equipment and lights should be turned off. If you confuse the sequence, it may cause short circuit. First, the “crocodiles” should be connected to positive terminals and then to the negative. If you do the opposite and touch the “plus” of metal parts, it will be a short circuit. And better spare starter in attempts to start the car in the cold do not twist it more than ten seconds. When you scroll a long it may start to overheat, and this negatively affects its components. The result — failure.
If the fuel filter is frozen, it can wrap the cloth and pour on the boiling water. Or to act dramatically — to replace with a new filter. Another way to install the filter heater. Then problems with fuel freezing will not.If the fuel filter is frozen, it can wrap the cloth and pour on the boiling water. Or to act dramatically — to replace with a new filter. Another way to install the filter heater. Then problems with fuel freezing will not.
If diesel fuel froze, the motor is simply impossible to make. Diesel oil contains in its composition of paraffins, it is highly sensitive to low temperatures. In the cold due to the crystallization of paraffins diesel fuel thickens. The lower the temperature, the thicker becomes diesel fuel. As a result, it cannot pass through the fuel filter and fuel lines.
How to start the engine? Will help the boiling water and ordinary cloth. Wrapped cloth fuel filter and slowly pour boiling water on a rag. Rag need to ensure that the boiling water longer lingered on the filter. Due to the high temperature, the filter warms up, the wax will melt and will allow to start the engine. And even easier to install the fuel filter heater (pictured above — right). It’s inexpensive — about 1000 rubles.
To start the engine of a diesel car, you can use the “thawing auto”.To start the engine of a diesel car, you can use the “thawing auto”.
You can tow the car in a warm garage, and you can use the “thawing auto”. At specialists come with equipment that allows you to quickly warm up the car. This service in Moscow is 800 rubles.
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