The winter is ending: the snow is gradually coming off the roads, the thermometer shows the temperature above zero… If your «iron horse» worked all winter without fatigue, now is the time to prepare it for the new season.
Many motorists are puzzled: why prepare the car for the summer? But experts believe, and this is confirmed by automakers, that skillfully preparing the car for the summer season is just as important as setting it up for the winter "wave".
It is better to begin the preparatory work in the late spring, after the streams have already finished flowing, and the road workers at the very least, but still repair large holes in the asphalt surface. Therefore, in a warm April day try to determine whether the car was seriously injured in the winter cold.
Don`t walk on the asphalt «in felt boots»!
Many drivers immediately wonder: Is it possible to ride on the asphalt on winter tires? Plus temperature is not always the reason to change tires. Go for summer tires needed when the air temperature is stabilized and will be above 10°С with a plus sign.
If this is not done, then there will be problems. In warm weather, the rubber part of the wheel is quickly erased from the asphalt, and if the tires are studded, then on the asphalt, especially wet, the braking distance of the car is extended.
At summer tires it is necessary to check up a condition of tires and a protector. If its depth is 2 millimeters or less, it's time to think about buying new tires. You musn`t change the rubber only on two wheels, for example, on the leading! The machine, "shod" in different models of tires, can lose stability in an unforeseen situation. One set of summer tires regularly serves two or three seasons, no more.
The replacement of rubber depends on the manner of driving, and on the operating conditions. In the off-season temperatures can fluctuate quite strongly, so experts advise not to change tires until April. But in April, somewhere in Russia is still winter, and somewhere is already warm, so it's better to focus on the air temperature.
By the way, in Finland the law provides for certain periods when the car must be «shoes changing». In Russia there are no such laws, and they are not foreseen.
But we can offer you a 3ton toner tire cleaner - an effective tool for improving the appearance of tires and updating the side surfaces of tires and rubber moldings. It gives them an intense shine of "wet" tires, restores color and eliminates small surface defects, and also forms a protective dirt-repellent polymer film on the rubber surface, which gives it a well-kept glossy appearance of new tires. Washing after applying the product is not required!
The ink dye of 3ton tires penetrates into the microcracks of the rubber and restores the structure of the surface. It is indispensable for maintaining the car in an ideal condition, because the wheels processed by the cleaner are less polluted, they can be washed less often.
With the spring onset, the car should be washed, not sparing water. Bottom, doors, floor - all these are places where salt can accumulate, which was scattered on the roads. In the fight against it and other pollution special means will help. Also special means need to lubricate rubber seals on windows, doors and trunk.
The best for this purpose is Auto shampoo for contactless washing 3ton. It is a professional body care product for cars and trucks, which effectively removes all types of contaminants, including bituminous contamination, traces of kidney and insect resins, road dust, soot, dirt, etc. This auto shampoo is safe for any type of paint, keeps it shiny and protects from the environment.
If during the "water procedures" you have found signs of starting corrosion, then you need to arm against it with special chemical products. Especially it concerns machines that have not undergone anticorrosive zinc treatment, coming off the conveyor. Minor scratches on the body can be corrected by buying the appropriate agents.
For example, abrasive paste Anti-scorch sapin 3ton. It effectively removes small scratches (scratches to the ground require a touch up), tarnishing, while polishing the paintwork surface. The product does not contain silicones.
If there are scratches and corrosion, first signs of corrosion are eliminated by adding an anticorrosive agent or anticorrosive primer, and then scratches are already eliminated.
If you simply paint over the scratches, the machine will continue to rust under a layer of varnish. It is necessary to carry out similar treatment every spring, and then the machine will last a long time.
Well, you are the brake!
The great importance has the spring check and adjustment of the elements of the braking system. Brakes should be checked on a dry, level road, at different speeds of the car. This is done by an easy, but strong push on the pedal, avoiding locking the brakes and sliding the tires.
The air pressure in the tires and their protectors should be the same, and the braking forces on the front and rear axles - proportional to the loads acting on them. Violation of the corners of the installation of the wheels can cause the car to pull when braking.
Checking the leakage of the brake fluid is done as follows: put the engine at idle speed and set the shift lever to neutral, and then press the brake pedal. If the pedal gradually "fails", then, in the system, a leak.
Check for leaks in the brake fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir - a very low level indicates a leak in the system. Humidity of the surface of the main brake cylinder is also abnormal. Check the length of the rod of the brake servo, and if necessary adjust it or replace the stem.
If the connection of the pedal rod and the length of the stem is normal, disassemble the master cylinder and check for tension or swelling of the stuffing boxes, then for wear of the rubber parts. If the oil seals are swollen, then a poor quality brake fluid is used. All metal components should be disassembled and cleaned, and all rubber components should be replaced. Pipelines should be washed.
Unsuitable brake fluid, mineral oil or the presence of water in the liquid can cause the rubber components of the brake system to boil and damage. If the oil seals in the master cylinder are swollen, then the rubber components are spoiled. It is necessary to disassemble all the details of the hydraulic system and rinse them with alcohol, then dry and replace all the rubber, including the hoses.
It could do worse than heed that only the use of quality products can save you from problems with the braking system. This is what HighWay Brake Fluid DOT4 brake fluid, intended for use in hydraulic drives of brakes and clutches of cars, equipped with disc and drum braking systems. The boiling point of the "dry" liquid is above + 230 ° C. The product is compatible with DOT-4 and DOT-3 brake fluids on a glycol base, contains a package of anti-corrosion and antioxidant additives and has an optimum viscosity and inertness to rubber parts and seals. HighWay Brake Fluid DOT4 reduces wear of the system due to its excellent lubricating properties, is resistant to external influences and instantly transmits the braking force both at high and low temperatures.
Be sure to check that there is no liquid in the gaskets when the brake is in operation. If fluid is found, replace the gaskets. If the oil seal in the piston of the main brake cylinder is normal, there is no leakage or excessive overheating, then everything is fine. Drain the brake fluid, fill the brake master cylinder and re-drain it. After this, you can fill in a new constant liquid and press the brake pedal several times - this is how self-cleaning takes place.
Ensure the working condition of the parking lights, direction indicators, alarms, and you can start.
Lucky spring road!