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Car tricks, useful tips Everything for Motorists

Any driver must remember that the road is not a place to “draw”. Theatrical pomposity of poses, or careless taxiing, does not add anyone points either in the eyes of charming companions or in the eyes of other drivers. So maximum control over the car, and with it, and traffic safety, should be paramount for the driver. Therefore, the winner will be the one whose management style is effective, primarily from the point of view of minimal reaction to the occurrence of an abnormal traffic situation, and if the driver correctly holds the steering wheel and has a high culture of working with the steering wheel, then in many cases he has something to get out of a difficult situation with dignity.

You can remove the ice from the glass using a specially scraper or using a VISA card
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(or any other plastic card). Do not think that the glass cleaning service can be paid by card. No, everything is much simpler. We take in hand and scrape! My VISA really helped me out (this is not an advertisement, there was simply no other, I had to clean the windows). In addition, the glass can be moistened with a “non-freeze” for the glass washer, and then simply remove the remaining ice with a cloth.


Can I defrost glass with hot water?
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Not recommended. Due to the temperature difference (hot water - cold glass), dangerous voltage appears on the glass surface. On modern cars with glued windshields such an attempt to defrost may result in deep cracks in the glass. It is better to use a special spray to defrost.


Why do you need to be careful with the “scrapers” for car glass?
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When cleaning the glass, together with ice crystals, rubbing on the surface of it is also frozen particles of dirt, which are left behind by scratches (sometimes quite deep). They become the cause of ambient light and headlights blinding own car.


What to do if frozen "janitors"?
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Do not tear them away with force from the glass, because it is possible to damage the working edges of the wipers. We advise you to drop a few drops of antifreeze concentrate or “non-freezing” for windshield washing on the “wipers”, wait a bit and then lift them up. And best of all, lift the wipers over the glass at night.


Rime inside the cabin
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Why does glass freeze from the inside? There is too much moisture in the car. First of all, you need to eliminate the cause. In most cases, this is to blame for damaged seals or a clogged air filter in the cabin. But it may be that the moisture is brought into the car with dirt on the shoes, because regularly clean mats and dry the interior. Tip: before a long parking stop the engine and open all the doors wide open. So dry frosty air will force out moist air from the cabin.


Frozen lock. What to do?
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It is better to anticipate the situation and in advance put a little engine oil on the key to work them in the lock (opening and closing it). You can buy a bottle of liquid for defrosting in the car shop and carry it with you - just in case. In addition, the lock cylinder can be heated with a cigarette lighter.


To the door is not frozen.
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You need to buy glycerin or baby cream at the pharmacy and smear the door seal with it before the frost.


The engine did not start the first time. What to do?
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Turn off all electrical appliances (light, solenoid, stove, heated mirrors) and remove 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 - the grip itself.
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If you hold the steering wheel, clasping it with your thumbs on the opposite side of the palm, this is a closed grip; At the grip you need to pay attention always, and mostly use the closed grip. This is due to the fact that the hands then more sensitively feel the car at all, and besides - when accelerations occur during maneuvers, they are better kept on the steering wheel. This increases safety and the chances of control over the car in an extreme situation. Well, if we are talking about driving on the road - there is no alternative to the closed grip here - this is the only reliable method of grip in this situation.


Do not hold the steering wheel too much
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- first, fatigue will come quickly, and secondly, control over the car will not improve it. It is necessary to hold the steering wheel with moderate effort, so that those who say that “the steering wheel should be held, not hold it,” are right. A moderate grip effort gives a good “car feel” - and this is very important for any driver and in any situation. Of course, when maneuvering (for example, when turning or taxiing with one hand), the steering wheel should be held somewhat stronger than usual.


The taxiing process also deserves special attention.
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First of all, it should be noted that you should always steer - for example, when the steering wheel spontaneously returns “to neutral” after turning - you cannot let it go, giving “unwind”. The process of returning the steering wheel after passing the turn must also be monitored. However, do not be too zealous in taxiing. A serviceable car itself is confidently moving in a straight line, you only need to smoothly and timely adjust its trajectory.


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


Special attention should be paid to cornering.
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It is often possible to observe how many drivers cross their arms without releasing the steering wheel. This is very dangerous, as it does not allow to react quickly when the traffic situation changes. Therefore, when taxiing in the turn of the hand, you must alternately rearrange, each of them turning the steering wheel to an increasing angle. This method allows you to quickly return to the main position of the hands on the sides of the steering wheel.


Equally important when moving has the ability to review devices
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- with the wrong position of the hands, they will, as a rule, close some of them. Therefore, even before driving, adjusting the seat and settling in the driver’s workplace, you need to find the optimal position of the hands on the steering wheel, in which the devices are not closed and information from them can be easily (and therefore quickly) read. It must be remembered that on the road, seconds are very important, as the car moves, and the decision must be made quickly.


A little about the use of all sorts of accessories for steering.
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You should not use any kind of braids, as it is dangerous because they can slip in an extreme situation, and the driver will lose control of the wheel for a few seconds. Therefore, the steering wheel should, if possible, be left as it was made by the manufacturer. If your hands sweat a lot (for example, in heat or due to physiological characteristics), then you can ride in thin leather gloves.


Start from the tug
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If, during several such attempts, the engine still did not start working, then the cylinders are blown in motion in tow, for which they gently press the throttle control pedal all the way, fully open the air damper and engage the highest gear in the gearbox. In this position, the car moves in tow for 2-3 minutes. After purging the engine start-up is repeated as usual at a higher towing speed. Starting the engine by towing requires the inclusion of the highest in the gearbox, and not the second or first gear, as some drivers mistakenly do. With the inclusion of the highest gear crankshaft spins with a frequency sufficient to start the engine. Recall that the rotational speed of the crankshaft of the shaft, which provides engine start-up, is quite small and amounts to approximately 50 rpm, and only at low temperatures - about 100 rpm. The movement of a car, for example, a VAZ, with a speed of 15–20 km / h in direct gear corresponds to a rotational speed of the crankshaft of about 500 rpm, and in second gear 1500–2000 rpm, which is absolutely not required to start the engine. In addition, when turning on the first or second gear in the gearbox for turning the wheels and the crankshaft of the towed car must be created a very large force. To overcome such a force is not always possible and towing. Yes, and need the appropriate traction force of the drive wheels with the road. Otherwise, the wheels of the towed car begin to slide. In the absence of a towing vehicle, the engine can also be started by pushing with the use of the muscular strength of people or by rolling the car downhill. The working procedure remains the same as when starting the engine by towing.


To unwind a rusted bolt
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To unwind a rusted bolt


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


If you have a machine gun, and you are skidding, if not paradoxically: you lightly press on the gas with your right foot, lightly on the brake with your left foot, you touch 100%
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if one wheel is on the ice, you stick in the first one freely, transfer and go out to smoke while watching your car slowly digging in further! I mean, you don’t have to push the pedals at the same time on the 2 pedals, you just start off the wheel, slip the hitch with your left foot, add a little bit of gas, and gently repeat it with your left foot (I repeat once again GENTLE AND GENTLY, because many people have a habit the hitch works in two modes - on / off) you push on the brake, and voila, we leave ... but again I repeat, if both wheels are stalled, the car sits on the belly, there is a decent snowdrift in front of the second wheel - it will not help !!! By the way, I understand that not everyone knows and another nuance of winter driving, got into a snowdrift, you can not leave, there are no people in the district, there are also cars, you stick in first gear, release the hitch, open the door, and start to push yourself when it comes to The snow will be stalled by the 2nd wheels ... In short, the situation is as follows: I think everyone understands how the differential works and distributes the torque between the wheels in the same way, if one wheel hit the ice, i.e. sliding friction force changed the differential throws all the torque on this wheel! By pressing the brake, we add friction force to the slipping wheel if it is enough to overcome the sliding friction force of the other wheel, we gently start off! That is, the method is very similar to the principle of action of the lockable differential, only brake discs are used instead of blocking inserts!


How to assemble a tubeless wheel without the help of a powerful compressor
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telling the way how to assemble a tubeless wheel without the help of a powerful compressor. Now, just who will be doing this, but what if, and just informative In order for the tire to fit on the disk, you need a powerful compressor, then the air blows sharply inwards and the rubber is fired several times in its place. Without a compressor, about 50 grams of gasoline is poured into a tire, and it is pounding there so that there are more vapors. Then a match is brought up, a small explosion occurs, as a result of which the tire becomes in place. And I still recommend everyone to carry a kit for repairing a tubeless camera, you can find a car for sale on the patch Patches punctures from nails and screws


Instead of a skunk in a car
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I do not like the smell of stinkers in the car, I love the natural pleasant smell. I drive coffee beans in an ashtray. They kill odors, they themselves smell nice, invigorates, and generally get high. Only once a couple of weeks I change my coffee.


What would not sweat glass
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so that the glasses do not sweat, wipe them as much as we can and take either any shaving cream or shaving gel or, at worst, ordinary soap (which should be moistened and rubbed with a rag), it is necessary to rub the windows from the inside to shine, I also think it is possible and grate mirrors outside if necessary. He checked in the kitchen on Arko's sweating-through window with a tube from a tube; 2-3 days did not sweat, then slowly began. Soap they say in the war our grandfathers rubbed glass into the cars)


Nychka in cars
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For those who have adjustable tilt steering. Expose in the lowest position, look at the gap that formed between the steering wheel and the instrument panel and VUAL - in this gap you can hide Schmal without fear that it will fail (in most cases)