What to check in the car until the beginning of autumn
5 car tips in the last days of summer.
How to prepare for the autumn of motorists and that is important to keep in five tips.
The body and paintwork
Carefully inspect the bodywork and paintwork of your car. If after active summer operation it appeared mechanical damage and chipped paint, not too lazy to fix them at least the means at hand – shaded “pencil” in the colour or locally paint in tone, informs auto. The fact that the high humidity and the possible temperature transitions “through zero” autumn nights will do the trick – a touch of rust forms pretty quickly. If you wait out the winter (and cold season not every painter will take a local painting), then repair costs will be much greater. It is also important to remember that in the fall increased the amount of dust and dirt on the road, which, as an abrasive, slowly but surely wears out the paint. The best way to protect – coating the car body is solid (it is solid rather than a liquid, which typically impose washers) waxing — at least at home, though at the sink or in detailing center.
Humidity in the cabin
In interior special attention to the humidity. To reduce the amount of moisture in the interior and keep the factory carpet dry in the rainy season and snowfall replace the cloth mats with rubber or silicone that will hold moisture. If the same beliefs or want to replace the mats are more utilitarian, then regularly ensure that the padding the floor was not wet. Wet upholstery is a sure sign of the imminent corrosion of the underbody. Check also the efficiency of the electric exterior mirrors and rear window, without which it will not be easy in the rainy and simply wet autumn days. Take the time to check on your warm stove in the cabin. During the summer it is the radiator can become clogged with fluff or a little zapozdalaja.
Tires and wheels
Behind the wheels also need to be monitored closely. Seasonal pereobuvaniya not far off, but even he should check the tire pressure. In autumn, the daily temperature difference reaches 17-20 degrees. The tyre pressure can drop without serious problems. And if your car still and cast or stamped discs with scratches and chips – touch up them with color. The winter cold to do this you will never want and chemicals, which are sprinkled/poured the road in bad weather, very much affect the “light” alloys, causing them to corrosion.
Brush and mechanism “janitors”
Before the fall also, no harm in seeing how the brush “janitors”: do not leave on the glass passes, not twitch in time of work… If the answer is positive, – in front of you is a sure sign of their demise. If you hear an unpleasant sound (creaking, cracking) during operation of the trapezoid of the wipers, it is, perhaps it’s time to lubricate. That water went faster with Windows, they can be treated with a composition of Waterproof on the market today offers a wide range of chemicals with similar functions.
The battery and lights
Despite the remaining distance to MOT, in the fall season, it is useful to look under the hood. You should at least visually check the high voltage wire on the subject of seals, cracks, decayed shell. In addition, to prevent a quick start of the motor and get a long time to turn the starter, battery raping, can worn-out candles. These “first calls” will soon lead to a labored engine start. And if it got into the engine compartment, look how long is the battery of your car. If it is fresh enough, you don’t just preventive EQ. Well, completing the examination of electricians, look the car, “eyes”: the misting of the headlights and freezing of accumulated concentrate can lead to oxidation of the contacts and damage to lamps and even start the destruction of reflectors optics. Usually cause fogging of the lamps and lanterns is becoming the leakage of their shells.