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Automotive Tricks, Useful Tips Everything for Motorists

Any driver should remember that the road is not the place to "draw". The theatrical pomposity of poses, or careless taxiing, does not add any points to the charming companions, nor to the eyes of other drivers. So the maximum control over the car, and with it the traffic safety, should be the main driver. Therefore, the winner will be the one whose management style is effective, first of all, from the point of view of the minimal reaction to the occurrence of an abnormal traffic situation, and if the driver at the same time correctly holds the steering wheel and has a high culture of working with the wheel, in many cases he has a chance at then, to get out of a difficult situation is worth it.

You can remove ice from the glass with a specially scraped or VISA card
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(or any other plastic card). Do not think that you can pay for the glass cleaning service with a card. No, it's much easier. We take in hand and scrub! Me my VISA very much helped out (this is not advertising, just another was not, it was necessary to clean off the glasses). In addition, the glass can be moistened with "ice-free" for the glass washer, and then simply remove the rests of ice with a rag.


Is it possible to thaw glass with hot water?
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Not recommended. Due to the temperature difference (hot water - cold glass), a dangerous voltage arises on the glass surface. On modern cars with glued-on windshields such an attempt to thaw can result in deep cracks in the glass. It is more expedient to use a special spray for defrosting.


Why with "scrapers" for the glass of the car you need to be more careful?
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When cleaning the glass along with the ice crystals on its surface rubs and frozen dirt particles, which leave behind a scratch (sometimes quite deep). They cause a scattered light and dazzle the headlights of their own car.


What should I do if the janitors are frozen?
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Do not tear them away with force from the glass, because you can damage the working edges of the windshield wipers. We advise you to drop a few drops of antifreeze concentrate on the wipers or "frost-free" for glass washing, wait a bit and then raise them. And best of all, for the night, lift the wipers over the glass.


Frost inside the salon
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Why do the glasses freeze from the inside? There is too much moisture in the car. First of all, you need to eliminate the cause. In most cases, faulty seals or a clogged air purification filter in the passenger compartment are to blame for this. But it may be that the moisture is put in the car with dirt on the shoes, because regularly clean the mats and dry the interior. Tip: Before long parking, stop the engine and open all doors open. So the dry, frosty air will drive out the humid air from the passenger compartment.


The lock froze. What to do?
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It is better to foresee the situation and pre-apply a little engine oil to the key to work them in the lock (opening and closing it). You can buy a vial with a liquid for defrosting and carry it with you - to any fireman. In addition, the larva of the lock can be heated with a cigarette lighter.


Do not let the doors freeze.
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You need to buy in the pharmacy glycerin or baby cream and before the frosts, lubricate them with the door seal.


The engine did not start the first time. What to do?
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Turn off all electrical appliances (light, electromagnet, stove, mirror heating) and pull out the ignition key. Then turn on the high beam light for 5-6 seconds - to warm up the battery and immediately try to start the car again.


An important point is the very grip.
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If the steering wheel is held, grasping it with the thumbs of the hand from the opposite side of the hand - it's a closed grip, if not - then the grip is open. The grip should always pay attention, and mainly use a closed grip. This is due to the fact that the hands are more sensitive to the car in general, and besides - when accelerations occur during maneuvers it is better to stay on the handlebar. This increases the safety and chances of controlling the car in an extreme situation. Well, if it is a question of driving a car off-road - there is no closed grip at all - this is the only reliable method of grasping in this situation.


Too much to keep the steering wheel unnecessary
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- Firstly, fatigue will quickly come, and secondly - control over the car will not improve it. It is necessary to keep the steering wheel with moderate effort, so those who say that "the rudder need to be held, not to hold on to it" are right. A moderate grip force gives a good "car feel" - which is very important for any driver and in any situation. Of course, when maneuvering (for example, when turning or steer with one hand), the steering wheel should be held somewhat stronger than usual.


The taxiing process deserves special attention.
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First of all, it should be noted that you need to steer always - for example, when the steering wheel spontaneously returns to "neutral" after a turn - you can not let go of it, letting it "spin". The process of returning the rudder after passing through the rotation should also be monitored. However, do not be too zealous in the taxi. The serviceable car itself confidently goes in a straight line, you only need to smoothly and timely adjust its trajectory.


One-hand steering is permissible in two cases
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- when driving forward at the time of shifting, and when reversing, when the driver looks back in the half-turn. When steering with one hand, you need to place your left hand on the top of the steering wheel in the middle. After switching gears, both hands return to the main position on the sides of the rudder.


Particular attention should be paid to the passage of turns.
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Very often you can observe how many drivers cross their arms without releasing the steering wheel. This is very dangerous, since it does not allow you to quickly react when changing the traffic situation. Therefore, when steering in a corner, you need to alternately rotate your hands, each of them turning the steering wheel to an increasingly larger angle. This method allows you to quickly return to the basic position of the hands on the sides of the steering wheel.


It is also important for the movement is also the possibility of a survey of instruments
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- with the wrong position of the hands, they will, as a rule, cover some of them. Therefore, even before the movement, adjusting the seat and settling in the driver's workplace, you need to find the optimal position of the hands on the handlebar, where the devices are not closed and the information from them can be easily (and therefore quickly) read. It must be remembered that on the road the seconds are very important, as the car moves, and the decision needs to be made quickly.


A little bit about using different kinds of accessories for the helm.
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Do not use all kinds of braids, as it is dangerous that they can slip in an extreme situation, and the driver will lose control of the steering wheel for a few seconds. Therefore, if possible, the steering wheel should be left as it was made by the manufacturer. If the hands are sweating strongly (for example, with heat or because of physiological characteristics), then you can ride in thin leather gloves.


Start from the tug
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If, with several such attempts, the engine still does not work, then in the course of the tug they blow the cylinders, for which they gently push the throttle valve pedal all the way to the stop, fully open the air damper and turn on the high gear in the gearbox. In this position, the car moves in tow 2-3 min. After purging, the engine start is repeated in the usual manner at a higher towing speed. Starting the engine by towing requires the inclusion in the gearbox is the highest, not the second or first gear, as some drivers mistakenly do. When the higher gear is engaged, the crankshaft spins at a frequency sufficient to start the engine. Recall that the speed of the crankshaft of that shaft, providing the engine start, is quite small and is about 50 rpm and only at low temperatures - about 100 rpm. The movement of the car, for example, VAZ, at a speed of 15-20 km / h in direct transmission corresponds to a speed of the crankshaft of about 500 rpm, and in the second gear, 1500-2000 rpm, which is absolutely unnecessary for starting the engine. In addition, when you turn on the first or second gear in the gearbox for turning the wheels and the crankshaft of a towed car, a very large force must be created. It is not always possible to overcome this force and the tow. Yes, and the corresponding traction force of the driving wheels with the road is needed. Otherwise, the wheels of the towed vehicle begin to slide with a yuz. In the absence of a tow, the engine can also be started by pushing with the use of the muscular force of people or by rolling the car downhill. The operating procedure remains the same as when the engine is started by towing.


To untwist the rusty bolt
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To untwist the rusty bolt


To remove rusty stains from the chrome bumper machine
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rub the bumper with a crumpled sheet of aluminum foil soaked in coca cola.


If you have a machine gun, and you slip, it's not paradoxical: with your right foot you press lightly on the gas, with your left foot gently on the brake, you will touch 100%
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if one wheel on the ice, freely stick the first, transfer and leave to smoke watching how your car quietly digs further! it's me to the fact that at the same time you do not have to press the 2 pedals with your foot, just touch as usual, the wheel starts to slip, you let go of the left foot with the hitch, you add the gask carefully, and with your left foot it's neat (again I HAVE A CAREFUL AND TENDER, for there is a habit among many that Coupling works in two modes - on / off) you press on the brake, and voila, we leave ... but again I repeat, if both wheels skidded, the car sits on the belly, a decent snowdrift before the second wheel will not help !!! By the way, I understand that not everyone knows and one more nuance of the winter ride, got into a snowdrift, you can not go out, there are no people in the district, you too, stuck the first gear, release the hitch, open the door, and start pushing yourself when you get to snow 2 wheels stall ... in brief, the situation is as follows: I think everyone understands how the differential works by distributing the torque between the wheels equally if one wheel hits the ice, i.e. the sliding friction force has changed the differential throws all the torque on this wheel! By pressing the brake, we add the frictional force to the slip wheel if it is sufficient to overcome the sliding frictional force of the other wheel, smoothly moving! ie the method is very much a hike on the principle of the action of the lockable differential, only brake discs are used instead of the blocking inserts!


The way how to assemble a tubeless wheel without the help of a powerful compressor
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I'm telling you how to assemble a tubeless wheel without the help of a powerful compressor. Now just about anyone will be engaged in this, but suddenly, and just informative. In order for the tire to get on the disk you need a powerful compressor, then the air blows sharply into the inside and the rubber several times turns out to be in its place. Without the compressor, about 50 grams of gasoline is poured into the tire, and pounded there, so that there are more fumes. Next, a match is brought, a small explosion occurs, as a result of which the tire becomes in place. And I recommend that everyone take a scanner for repair of the tubeless room, on the feather can be found on the market Latches from nails, screws


Instead of a stink in the car
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I do not like the smell of stink in the car, I like the natural pleasant smell. I carry coffee beans in an ashtray. They kill extraneous smells, they themselves smell good, invigorates, and generally high. Only once a couple of weeks I change my coffee.


What would not glass wax
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that the glasses are not sweating, we wipe them as we can and we take either shaving cream or shaving gel or at the very end of the usual soap (which will have to be soaked and rubbed onto the rag), it is necessary to rub the windows from the inside to the shine, I also think you can and mirror rub off from the outside if necessary. Checked in the kitchen on the sweating to the invisibility window Arko foam from the tube, the day 2-3 did not sweat, then slowly began. Soap is said back in the war our grandfathers were rubbing in the cars)


Nychka in the car
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For those who have an adjustable steering angle. We put it in the lowest position, look at the gap that formed between the steering wheel and the instrument panel and VUALA - in this gap you can hide the shmal, not being afraid that it will fail (in most cases)