What’s the most efficient way to use your AC in the summer?
How to get unstuck from mud or sand?
It never hurts to learn some extra tips you didn’t know before.
Or Even if you’re an experienced driver.
You Can’t Call Yourself a Driver If You Don’t Know These 9 Secrets!
9. Get ahead of another car safely
Every now and then you just have to overtake another car on a narrow two-lane road to get to your destination faster. And in most cases, another car jumps from nowhere planning go to your path on the lane you decided for the maneuver.
At the time you think that you don’t have enough time to stop it, flash the turn signals indicating the direction you’ll turn to. It may help you avoid a car accident since they commonly occur on the side of the road when both cars decide to get there to prevent the accident. It’s always a much better decision to make back in your own side of the road rather than the side of the road.
8. Take good care of your wipers
When you see that your wipers aren’t working as efficiently as they used to and can’t reach some areas on the windshield they’re most likely wearing out. Quite often, rubber, frame and plastic wipers wear out and form a C shape. As a result, the center of the windshield remains intact. So before you get the wipers replaced, try turning them inside out.
You can easily make them do the job for a longer time in case you maintain the windshield clear at all times. Turn it into a routine to wash that at the time you stop by the gas station for a fill up the fuel. Make sure the squeegee give you is clean and doesn’t get dust inside it. When the snow comes, take out the windshield wiper blades immediately and they won’t freeze towards the windshield.
Last but not least, never operate the wipers over the dry up windshield. They’re intended to be utilized on a wet surface area. When you need to clean up a dry windshield, as an example to remove pollen, switched on the washer to start with.
7. Use your AC wisely in the summer
Imagine it’s a hot summer day, you get in the car that’s been in the sun for hours. The normal desire is always to activate the Air conditioning at maximum. Stop immediately. The Air conditioning system can add up toxins you should not inhale. Get rid the hot air normally before getting inside the car. Open and shut the driver’s door a couple of times repeatedly.
After that, start driving a car with the windows wide open, switch on the Air conditioning at max for 30 Seconds to 5 Minutes and wait for the car for getting some fresh air. Keep in mind the AC is much more cost-effective when you are driving a car since it helps the air compressor run faster.
See if your cabin’s air conditioning filter is clean up on normal basis. When there’s dust inside it, it interferes the circulation inside the car. And when you have auto AC feature in your car, don’t put it to use in summer. It can help you save gas because it turns off automatically once the engine is off. But, it’ll make you sweating during traffic jams madly.
6. Beware with AC in the winter
If you live in climate where seasons do change and winters are snowy and cold, you most likely only use you AC in the summer. To make the air inside cooler is the last thing you want on a freezing day, right? Well, you have to turn on the AC at least for a couple of minutes on medium temperature at least once a month during the winter.
This is important to prevent the system from going stale. You might not be able to turn it back on in the summer if you make it sleep all winter long. The same is true for the heater, you have to turn it on at least for 30 seconds even in the summer months.
5. Start your car when it’s freezing outside
Don’t try to start it straight away when it’s below 14 °F outside and you are in your vehicle. It will strain the battery and the starter, because when you just get in and try to start it, there is no voltage in the system.
It will put your starter and battery under too much pressure. So before you start the vehicle, turn on the high beams for 3 to 5 seconds. It will help the engine start easier and let you run the current through your system.
4. Get unstuck from mud or sand
Don’t panic… In case you get stuck in mud, sand or snow. Remember there’s always a way to get out. First of all, give your tires some room to maneuver. Move the steering wheel back and forth to achieve this but do it really slow to get fraction. As you’re doing it, go from reverse to drive quickly, but no more than 8 times not to damage the car.
Try to to increase their surface area by deflating the tires. Let out about half of the air from them. Then dig out some space around them and use the tire jack to elevate the car and branches, boards or even car floor mats for extra fraction. As you get out successfully, don’t forget to inflate the tires back and drive slowly at first to get off the extra mud.
3. Pay attention to the wheels
In case there is a flow of cars going your way and you’re driving along a narrow road… pay attention to their wheels. Don’t wait for them to flash the turn signals, if you feel like the driver is acting weirdly.
Quite often, they just forget to turn them on or do that after they’ve turned the wheels in the right direction. So it’s not the turn signals but the wheels you should watch.
2. Take the most out of your car alarm
Most modern car alarms have Anti Theft mode. It prevents car theft blocking the engine while the stolen vehicle is moving. All you have to do is push the button and stop the engine from a distance. But it won’t work unless you have the alarm remote control on you.
For example, when thieves throw you out of the car or you went out to check the tires and someone jumped in and went on a ride in your car. So it’s really smart to keep the remote control apart from the rest of your keys and always keep it in your pocket.
Don’t play the Anti Theft mode alarm. It takes an expert to unblock the vehicle after it’s been activated, so reserve it for real emergencies.
1. Mind the details
It’s pretty obvious that you have to keep your windshield clean, but there are some things you might oversee in this process. Don’t forget to clean rubber molding in side car windows.
However, even if the car itself is clean, these rubbers accumulate dust you can’t even see. When it gets out, it scratches the windshield like sandpaper. A few months later, it can leave deep scratches on the windshield that you won’t be able to get rid of.
Can you think of any other useful car maintenance tips and tricks? Let me know in the comment section below.