A self-guided winter check on the car, saves Trouble

Stuttgart, 29. December 2017

Driving in Winter can be terrible: in the Morning when it is cold and dark, the discs scratch free, then when you Turn the ignition key, praying that the battery condition. Is then still frozen, the wiper water, nerves will be on edge. This must not be, experts say the GTÜ society for Technical Supervision and advise to a small winter check, which anyone can perform.

On the anti-freeze protection

First, you should ensure that you have enough antifreeze in the reservoir tank of the washing plant. When filling with antifreeze concentrates is entered: only the antifreeze and then the water. In the case of pre-mixes, the plays no role. Thereafter, the wash press several times, so that no remnants of the summer can freeze cleaner in the lines and nozzles.

To see and be seen

Against steamed-up Windows it helps to clean the Windows regularly from the inside and the outside, so the GTÜ. In the occasion you can then check the wiper blades for porosity or damage. You should also clean the headlights regularly, for the vehicle lighting must be reliable in the dark time of the year.

Locks and rubber seals to prepare

If it is an older vehicle without the remote control in the morning in front of a frozen door lock de-icer helps to Distress a door Lock. It is safer, however, to handle the locks in a timely manner with a graphite spray or a suitable Oil, so that no water in the cracks can collect. To protect the rubber seals on doors, Windows, bonnet and Luggage compartment lid, silicone, Glycerin, talc, or deer tallow.

Winter helpers in the trunk

While the door Lock is de-icer outside of the vehicle is helpful, it should be the other helper is always in the trunk ready to hand. For this purpose, a scraper, a hand broom, gloves, jumper cables, and snow chains or other traction aid and, in addition, a folding shovel and a warm blanket. For the use of the booster cable, you should know the correct order of the handles, so as not to result in a short circuit. Clamp the red cable to the positive terminal of the dead battery, then to the positive terminal of the full battery. Next, one end of the black cable is connected to the negative terminal of the full battery. The other end is clamped to the engine or Body ground (most stable metal tab).(sl)