Sunday, June 28, 2020

Checks that can't be ignored during car winter: pay attention to freezing point of antifreeze

When the door-to-door heating is hot, it reminds us that the cold winter has arrived, and we must also check and maintain the car.

Wiper enters preparation

There is a lot of rain in autumn, and wipers are used frequently. Gum, bird droppings, and inferior glass water often damage the wiper blades. The colder weather after entering the winter will accelerate the aging of the wiper blade rubber, which directly causes the glass windshield cleaning effect to deteriorate, affecting driving safety. Therefore, you can check the working effect of the wiper blade yourself. When aging occurs or the cleaning effect cannot be achieved, you can consider replacing it.

In addition, when the weather is cold and hoarfrost will appear when the temperature is low, in this season, you should pay special attention to whether the defrost outlet under the front windshield is normal and whether the heat is enough. If there is a problem, it should be resolved in time.

Pay attention to whether the brake fluid is sufficient, and refill or replace it when necessary. Always check whether the brakes have become weak, run off, whether the pedaling strength of the brake pedal has changed, and if necessary, clean the pipeline part of the entire brake system.

Antifreeze pay attention to freezing point

Antifreeze is the most important item for winter vehicles. After summer and autumn, the consumption of antifreeze is usually very large. If water has been added before or the antifreeze has deteriorated, replace it as soon as possible. We can also go to the 4S shop to check the freezing point and specific gravity of the antifreeze. For vehicles in the north, it is best to choose antifreeze products with a freezing point of minus 35°C and below 20°C. If the freezing point is too high, it will not work. The effectiveness of antifreeze.

Prevent battery "strike"

The cold weather also poses a considerable threat to the vehicle's battery. Don't forget to turn off the lights in the car when the engine is turned off, because the battery may be out of power at any time after the night of consumption, and the car will not start. In addition, try not to use electrical appliances such as CDs and cigarette lighters when the vehicle is not started, and also use less on-board electrical appliances during driving.

Generally, the battery is approaching the end of its life. The owner can feel it while driving. For example, if the car is parked for a few days, it will find that it will not catch fire, the fuel consumption will increase, and the car will sink significantly.

Belt is worn and needs to be replaced

The inspection of the belt is also not to be ignored. If the phenomenon of slipping or breaking occurs, the related auxiliary machines will lose their functions. The old belt is badly worn, and the contact area between the belt and the pulley is sharply reduced. At this time, as long as the belt is pressed hard, the belt will sink deeply into the groove of the pulley. The rubber of the belt also has an aging problem. If the rubber of the belt is seriously aging, a new belt must be replaced in time.

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