How to clean the car from snow and ice
So the winter has come, the concept of which is special for Russia – the winter period in our country stretches for a long five months. Popular wisdom says that you need to keep your nose in the cold. But in fact, motorists have a slightly different vision of the problem: they first of all protect their “steel horses”. Because we decided to tell you about how to properly clean the car from snow and ice, without damaging it.
Winter must be taken for granted. It is believed that from time to time it even snows in hell, it just lies there not as long as in Russia. Motorists all over the country, waking up early in the morning, see a white snowcover outside the window, their cars, which are beginning to resemble snowmen, and wonder how children can so sincerely rejoice at the invasion of white snowflakes.
First you need to figure out whether it is necessary to clean the snow from the car at all before the trip. Opinions differ on this, but it is better to get rid of the mass of snow that has accumulated on the roof of the car. The fact is that during sudden braking the melting snow can fall on your windshield and reduce your visibility. Truly, like snow on my head! In addition, your car at speed begins to resemble a snake, shedding its skin, the role of which is played by snow. It is unlikely that the one who has attached will be happy that an avalanche is falling on him from the car in front.
And if we agreed that the snow and ice should be cleared from the car, let’s see what rules must be followed in order not to damage the car and not to regret afterwards about its actions.
Many motorists, after reading the next nonsense on the World Wide Web, begin to water their cars with hot water. In no case can this be done! The temperature difference provokes the appearance of cracks in the lacquer, paint, plastic and even on glass.
The order of snow removal
To begin, we will do what we do every day – we will drive a car. Turning the key in the ignition, we enter into an unequal struggle with snowdrifts on your car. Yes, do not rush to turn on the heated windshield until the snow is cleared from it. The air intakes of the climate system must also be cleaned. Otherwise, the snow will be in the air ducts, and the heating of the cabin will be difficult.
While the ice on the windshield is thawing, let’s clean the main glade of the car – its roof. Cleaning the largest area of paintwork should be carried out in the direction of the trunk, as well as to the side. God help you and brush-brush on a long, better telescopic, handle. In parallel with this, carefully remove the snow from the doorways, because, having melted, it can complicate the process of opening the doors.
MYTH ABOUT NON-IMPLICABILITY OF GLASS
Often the windows installed on the cars are quite soft, and it will not be difficult for you to put good-quality scratches on them, which later may not only cause irritation, but even make it difficult to view. Therefore, use a defroster that allows you to very easily remove the ice crust.
Having finished with the roof, we organize an attack on the trunk lid and hood. If the hood plays against you (the snow from it will fly to the windshield), then the trunk will fire cars from behind with snow cannons. And this is real sabotage.
Side windows need to be cleaned no less than the front and rear. You should have a one hundred percent review, so as not to replenish the sad statistics, indicating that the majority of winter accidents occur on the first 5 kilometers of the road. And all due to the fact that the drivers do not have a sufficient overview because of the non-thawed or frankly and ugly frozen windows.
In the event that you are a happy owner of a station wagon or jeep, then you are probably familiar with the relationship that develops at the rear trunk lid with the road: the latter throws snow on the lid using turbulent flows. It is important not to turn on the heated rear window before cleaning the snow, because melted water can get into the seals and damage them when it freezes.
The choice of brushes should be approached with special care. Best of all, if it is not tough, because its fishing line in the bitter cold will turn into a semblance of wire, and then farewell, Your Excellency, the paintwork. Soft bristles “cool minus” will also make it harder, but not so much that you scratch the car. To clean the room and headlights, you only need to use rags, because the brush from the room can erase the paint, and the headlights after use can dim.