Preparing a car for the winter with your own hands

In the autumn, it is necessary to take care not only about the state of one’s health, but also about the state of one’s “iron horse” - a car.

Cold, ice, temperature drops and chemical reagents - a small list of factors with which the motorist will soon have to face.

Rebounded himself - rebuild the other

Replacing tires is the first thing worth caring for.

Winters in Russia are quite cold and severe, therefore such a type as all-season tires for Russian roads is unsuccessful, as they are designed to be used at an ambient temperature not lower than minus 5 degrees.

Which tires to choose - studded or non-studded - will be prompted by the weather conditions in your area.

If the winter is frosty and dry, and there is no asphalt behind the snow layer, then it is safe to give preference to studded tires.

If the weather conditions with the onset of winter cold do not change much - rains continue, sometimes with a mixture of wet snow, high humidity persists, then spiked tires do not need you.

Some car service centers offer studding of existing tires, but before that it is best to consult with a specialist, as this method has its own nuances.

How to choose the right tires, you can tell in the auto workshop, but you can yourself turn to friends-car enthusiasts who have repeatedly prepared their “iron friend” for the change of seasons.

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Remember that the life of the tire is 5 years from the date of production, so buy them in proven stores, as some sellers, quacks sell defective tires under the guise of new ones.

Storage of removed tires, you can trust the service station, which usually has a service for the correct processing of tires and their storage until next season.

When you "pereobuli" your car, then to get used to the type of driving, make a run-in of tires, driving 100-150 kilometers, slowly adapting to the new behavior of the car on the road.

Prevention and prevention again

Changing tires to prepare for the new season is not limited, because you need to contact the automotive service for a thorough diagnosis of road vehicles for faults.

The car body is its weak point, because it is he who is primarily exposed to gusty winds, snow and chemical fumes from the road.

After anti-corrosion treatment, you can protect it from soon wear and keep an attractive look.

Brakes during the cold season - our everything! Therefore, check the condition of the pads and brake cylinders.

In case of a “dead” battery, always keep wires in the car for “lighting up”, but the best thing is to make sure that it is working at the beginning of the season, having assessed the electrolyte level in the battery. If necessary, recharge or replace the battery altogether.

Check the alternator belt and candles. The belt should not have cracks and pronounced abrasions, its tension should correspond to safe parameters, and it is better to replace the candles with new ones before the onset of cold weather.

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Automotive oil and other fluids should be in perfect condition. Oil and antifreeze should be replaced, according to the technical condition, and buy a glass washer fluid to buy a new one — one that will not freeze during the most severe winter cold in your region.

Remember that engine running gear wear comes faster in cold climates, and fuel consumption increases significantly.

In order not to turn the road to work or home into a dangerous adventure, never operate a car unprepared for winter, it is better to properly prepare the car for winter than to get into an accident. Good luck on the roads!