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Tips to Help You Drive With Snow

Winter brings very good aspects, such as enjoying the snow and Christmas and others that are very scary, such as freezing the asphalt and losing control of the vehicle as happened to those who began to collide with each other without control. But if you know how to react, you have a good part in your favor. It may go unnoticed, but clothing is an important point if we drive with snow: do not use, as it will prevent you from feeling the pedals. The clothes must be light. Otherwise, our movements can be limited and slowed down. Other fundamental rules are to increase the safety distance, bring the road lights on, and drive smoothly. The first is to start the car; if you do not have a garage and you are in the street, it may be up to snow. Make sure you have a full tank; If you get stuck in the snow, you can use the heating. You will have to prevent your vehicle from skidding at the start, so it is …

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How to Clean the Windshield of Your Car

When we finish a trip, especially in summer, or when we have left it for several days, our windshield always asks for a shouting wash. Doing so is easy, but it may not be as simple as it seems since, given the dryness of the environment, we remove the “wiper blades,” and we intend to remove them only with them and with the glass cleaner in the car. Error because, if we do it with the car in motion, we can reduce our visibility through the glass dramatically and thus increase the risks of suffering an accident. Ninety percent of the information we receive at the wheel of our car comes to us through the view, and this works basically with what it perceives through the windshield and the rest of the car’s glazed surfaces. Hence we insist that you take them as clean and crystalline as possible. Also, with the incorporation of ADAS systems on the windshields, these have become an important safety element. Its sensors capture information through the windshield for the operation of many functions and systems of …

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How to Save Fuel While Driving

Saving energy is always good, especially for your pocket. And as vacations and the greater number of trips in summer increase fuel consumption, it is normal for prices to skyrocket considerably during this period of the year. According to calculations and studies conducted by Nissan engineers during the development of their vehicles, how we drive our car directly affects the fuel consumption of it and varies the consumption by up to 15 percent, which will also mean a 15 percent variation in its emission volumes. For Nissan, “ introducing new habits in our driving and knowing how to adapt to the novelties and innovations introduced in the new engines that reach the market would reduce fuel consumption, volumes of environmental pollution, increase road safety, improve the comfort of the occupants… ” The practice of efficient driving can provide interesting benefits to those who practice it. In addition to generating with it a safer and quieter driving, as indicated by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ANFAC) allows savings of up to 300 euros in the …

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The Tools You Need to Have in Your Car

In the last week, the low temperatures have been the protagonists, and the snow has made an appearance with some devastating consequences. Last weekend many people were trapped on some roads, and today they are still looking guilty. We do not have the solution to this question, but we bring you a tool that could be very useful in snow episodes. It called ‘Spare Me Rescue Tool,’ and as its name suggests, its main task is to try to rescue a cat from the effects of snow. It is a kind of 49 cm long shovel made of glass-filled nylon resin that has two serrated surfaces. Its strong point is versatility, as it can use to perform up to five different and interesting tasks for any user. Pry The first function has nothing to do with snow, but it is equally important (or more). Everyone has had to change a wheel sometime, and this tool also helps. We have already given a series of and, sometimes, one of the most difficult things is to loosen …

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How to Drive on the Road With Stones and Rocks

It is less common to drive off the asphalt. Most cars are not able to get off the road (nor are most SUVs as much as they want to appear), and most users don’t even have that need. That would leave us with exceptions such as rural areas, with worse infrastructure, or with those users who are looking for it expressly. For them, we want to review some tips for driving on stones and rocks. Because it is one thing to roll on a compact dirt road, which could have similar wear on our vehicle than asphalt, and another to do it on stones of different sizes. This surface will be one of the most intense, one of the most damaging to our car. That is why it is important to know, first of all, that it is not advisable to approach it with any vehicle. Refrain practical, compact, and 90% of current SUVs. To have a car ready to drive on stony terrain, you have to take a look at the suspension. You have to be able to absorb all irregularities (which …

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5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Engine

The car’s engine is its heart. It is not an exaggeration. The healthier you are, the better the car will perform, and the better all the elements will work. We all also know a lot about the care that doctors recommend to have a healthy heart and live longer. But can the car’s engine, your heart, prolong your life? Of course, and we have talked to the best “cardiologists” of the car, the engineers of Total Spain, to tell you how. Cholesterol at bay In a blood test, the first thing we look at is excess cholesterol. If there is much, it is deposited on the walls of blood vessels and obstructs the flow of blood. The blood of the car is the oil, whose function is that all engine parts are perfectly lubricated to work as they should. How to analyze it? Measuring the The car engine has an advantage that you can not do with your body: a total transfusion: change the oil “with cholesterol” that can cause traffic jams and friction for …

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How to Keep Your Battery Running Longer

We have already told you on occasions that the car battery is the element of the vehicle to start the car with tweezers, but when it starts to give problems, in most cases, you have to end up changing the battery. The less effort you have to make the battery, especially when it approaches the end of its useful life, the better. Avoid starting the car with the lights on, the radio running, or air conditioning connected. Nothing started with the engine stopped Some modern cars already warn you if you turn the radio on with the engine stopped, warning that the battery can discharge. Also, avoid leaving car lights including interiors. In one night you can take a dislike. Monitor extreme temperatures It is common for the battery to drain without warning with extreme cold, but very high temperatures do not feel good either. Whenever possible, do not leave the car outdoors for several hours at temperatures below 5º C or above 35º C. Eye with external electrical equipment If you want to install …

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Tips to Avoid a Car Accident

70% of accidents that occur in Spain resolved automatically. How do insurers do it? Using a computer program that allows them to determine who is to blame for an accident, at the scene of the accident, both drivers filled out the so-called friendly part, a form accepted throughout Europe, with 17 possible situations for each involved. In these cases, the processing of compensation is very fast – it is the virtue of the friendly party. It is of no use to allege that you were wrong to fill it out or that the other driver was performing an incorrect maneuver, because all insurance companies will go to a table that reflects the possible situations of one and another driver in an accident, and indicates the culprit in a manner automatic. Below we list a series of tips that you can keep in mind so that you are not considered guilty of the coup. Circulate on the right whenever you can Why? In the event of a collision in parallel to another vehicle, it will always be guilty to …

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What to Do When Drive in a Forest Fire

In the dry seasons, forest fires occur, especially in areas with greater woodland areas in the country. Although firefighting services are increasingly efficient and fast, weather conditions, especially the wind, can make the flames surprise you wherever you travel with your vehicle. The first thing you should keep in mind is that, if you know that the route you are traveling on is affected by a fire, do not continue with your journey. It is best to stop in a town (if it is an unpopulated place, better without vegetation) until you know that the road you are moving on is not affected by the fire, and there are no obstacles that prevent traffic. However, as we mentioned at the beginning of the article, a changing wind can make the original situation change radically in a very short time interval. You can suddenly find yourself surrounded by smoke or flames. What to do then to minimize the damage? Knowing the best method of action will help you not to panic and make mistakes that can …

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How Rotate Car Tires in Correct Way

The tire rotation is increasingly widespread and recommended for proper maintenance of the care practice. The tires are one of the most important elements in the car. We have given you some advice on how and what. Now let’s talk about what it means to rotate the tires and what is the right way to do it in each type of car. Due to different factors, it is normal to wear to be uneven between the four tires of each vehicle. The type of traction, driving, or road conditions means that after several thousand kilometers, each wheel has different levels of life, with differences between axles. The rotation of tires that it achieves is that there is more homogeneous wear and that the duration can be greater. The first thing is to rotate between the four tires at the same time to achieve this balance. It often said that it is advisable to do it every 10,000 kilometers, although if you make more intensive use of the car, it could be less and less distance. It can advance if there is noticeable uneven wear …