As a means of transportation, cars have brought great convenience to people’s travel. In winter, roads are slippery and traffic jams. Many families do not want to drive in winter even though they have cars. However, in winter, cars are also harmful to cars. How to maintain it? What are the precautions for car maintenance in winter? The auto accessories exhibition will introduce you in detail.
How to maintain the car in winter
For car maintenance in winter, the first point is to check whether the antifreeze is sufficient, or whether the antifreeze meets the specifications, because some old drivers who are not very particular about the antifreeze like to use water instead. In summer and autumn, in fact, You can barely deal with it. After all, the weather and temperature are there, but not in winter. Once the water freezes, it will cause great damage to the car, so don't forget to check whether your antifreeze is qualified.
2. Engine oil
The oil is changed every time for maintenance, but in fact, the viscosity of the oil used in summer and the oil used in winter is not the same, so we must remind the 4S shop when we maintain it (maintenance masters should understand) The master takes a look to see if the oil in his car meets the standard.
3. Tire pressure
After experiencing the heat of summer and the temperature difference in autumn, do you need to check whether the tire pressure is sufficient? Because the weather is hot in summer, the tire pressure is generally low, but it is different in winter. Due to the drop in temperature, proper tire pressure is needed. Increase the tire pressure. After all, driving at low pressure for a long time will not only increase the fuel consumption of the vehicle, but also cause a puncture of the vehicle. Therefore, the tire pressure must also be checked.
4. Braking system
It’s not necessary to talk about the normal maintenance of the brake system. What I want to talk about here is that winter is usually rainy and snowy, and the road will become slippery in rainy and snowy weather, so the brake system must be easier to use, otherwise, the road will be very good. If it slips, the brake system is not easy to use, it will really be sad.
The soaking of rain and snow in winter can cause serious damage to the paint of the car, especially in some cities with serious environmental pollution. The rain and snow mixed with some chemicals can easily damage the outer paint of the car, so it is After the snow or rain, you must remember to clean up the rain and snow on the car body in time to avoid prolonged contact that may cause the car paint to age and fade.
What are the precautions for car maintenance in winter?
1. Pay attention to ventilation
Due to the cold weather in winter, many drivers will choose the operating mode of closing the windows. Although this ensures the temperature in the cabin, it gives people a very dull feeling due to the lack of air circulation. Once in a long-distance driving situation, the driver is prone to inattention, which increases the possibility of traffic accidents.
2. Use electric heating function carefully
In the past, everyone would consider this factor when buying a car, and regarded it as one of the standard configurations. Windshield electric heating has many effects, such as using it to remove fog quickly. But everyone should pay attention to its operating principle, which is a fast heating mode, and there will not be any slow transition in the middle. If the temperature difference is too high, the glass will break easily. Many car owners did not notice the problem before washing the car, thus accelerating the damage of the car glass.
3. Check the battery in time
Before driving in winter, the start function will be slower, so the function of the battery is very critical. If the electric energy is insufficient, the subsequent ignition operation will be difficult to start, so be sure to check the battery usage in time. If the battery is in a low temperature state for a long time, the function of the battery will be affected, so it is necessary to carry out maintenance work in time. Only when the battery is kept within the normal liquid level can it play a relevant role. Therefore, in the process of starting the car, it is best to wait for a while. If the ignition is repeated continuously, the life of the battery will be affected.
4. Timely check tire pressure
Car owners often adjust the tire pressure, and some drivers also consider the local weather conditions, such as wetter in the south and drier in the north. However, many car owners' cognition is not comprehensive, leading to wrong adjustments, and therefore easy to cause traffic accidents. Specifically, in winter, even if the weather is cold, everyone should maintain a normal tire pressure and cannot continue to reduce it. This is a manifestation of the correct use of tires, otherwise a puncture accident will easily occur.
The above is the relevant content of winter car maintenance precautions, I hope it will be helpful to you!