Frozen car. What to do? Tips for winter car operation
Considering the severity of the climate in our country, in winter, many motorists who leave their iron horse in the open air or in the garage without heating faced a situation when the car froze. What to do in this case, they know not all.
Often this phenomenon occurs in regions with a humid climate and large average daily temperature fluctuations. It is not uncommon for a car to freeze after washing. What to do when you urgently need to go somewhere? Usually, heating the key with a lighter helps in this case. You should not try to warm the lock of the lock, as the heat does not penetrate deep into the keyhole. And you can damage the paintwork of the door. To prevent a repetition of such a situation, you can pour into the locks a special silicone-based liquid, which can be purchased at auto chemical stores.
Glaze on the windows
After snowfall or rain, with a subsequent lowering of the temperature below zero, a crust of ice often forms on the windows of a car, sometimes as thick as several centimeters or more. When the car froze, what to do? You can turn on the airflow on the glass, pour it with non-freezing and arm it with a scraper. Thus, you will definitely get rid of the ice, but it takes a lot of time and effort, which you may not have in stock. In this case, the problem will be solved by the “Antiled” aerosol, it can be purchased in the auto products department of any store. Also, before leaving your iron horse for the night, remove the snow and water from the glasses and leave the doors open for a while. These actions will help reduce the amount of ice formed.
Start the car in winter
It happens that in the winter you can not start your car. If the engine is diesel, then, most likely, the diesel fuel is frozen. What to do in this case? Option two. The first: to warm up the car in a warm box or with the help of available tools. The second option: pour the antigel into the tank and stir. This operation will help to dilute the fuel, and you may be able to start the car.
Frozen brake pads
This situation has faced many car owners with a manual gearbox. What to do if the hammer has frozen? You can try to hit the brake drum with a wrench (without fanaticism), then the pads may be left behind. You can also use a heat gun or warm water, and to prevent the situation from recurring, put the car in gear.
Advice of experts boils down to the fact that you need to change in advance all the fluids in the car for the winter and prematurely acquire various means to combat the ice. But if you were not ready to lower the temperature, and after the onset of cold nights the machine froze, what to do? Heated the car should be made only in case of emergency, it is better to use public transport, since starting the engine at a temperature below minus twenty-five degrees significantly reduces its life. This could lead to costly repairs in the future. You can also think about the equipment of your vehicle starting preheater, it greatly facilitates the winter operation of the car.