We know that at this time of year, cold can cause a lot of problems in our vehicle.
This usually happens for various reasons: because the car spends all night on the street at very low temperatures or due to weather factors such as rain, ice or snow.
PROBLEMS CAN CAUSE COLD
Next, we are going to explain the different parts of the vehicle that can be affected:
One of the properties of the oil that must take into consideration is its viscosity. Due to low temperatures we have to prevent, the engine oil is very thick. You can purchase a special product to lubricate all the parts and get the vehicle to start without overexertion.
Another of the most frequent breakdowns are batteries. These tend to discharge when the weather reaches very low temperatures, it will cost to start the vehicle if the weather is colder. One of the practices that can help you to solve this problem is to place a hot towel on the battery so that it gets hot and can start it. Don’t forget that the towel has to be dry!
SPARK PLUGS / GLOW PLUGS
Spark plugs (component of gasoline cars) and glow plugs (present in diesel cars) are essential for starting the vehicle. These parts cannot be in operation if temperatures are lower, and therefore the car cannot start.
In these cases, it recommends despite diesel engines where the contact can be activated, and the engine started, in gasoline engines the contact must be activated two or three times for it to start permanently.
When the vehicle has been on the road for a long period, the climate is the same both outside and inside. This causes the heating is at high temperatures to have a better climate inside the vehicle, causing this system to overload and breakdowns.
This liquid has properties that no matter how cold the car can start normally. However, if you do not control its deterioration over time, it may cause it to freeze at low temperatures.
At this time of year, it is advisable to start the engine at idle, that is, you have to wait for the engine to reach a minimum temperature and parts have to be lubricated to avoid further damage. However, there are vehicle components that are intact unless they reach temperatures below -80 degrees, such as brake fluid and gasoline.