The Importance Of Driving On The Road

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Getting from a to b in has never been easier. With a push of a button and a turn of a key, we’re barreling down the motorway in a comfortable sardine tin with a few pillows that eject in the case of a crash.

This all comes to a screeching halt when the first snowfall wreaks havoc on the minds of drivers who struggle to grasp the concept of driving on the white roads, with cars that are ill prepared for the weather. This can be avoided with a bit of time spent on equipping our vehicles with the necessary equipment to make them more reliable, easier to drive and our roads safer.

Our cars amazingly start in the dead of winter, and with little complaining provide us a safe and reliable means of transport. Unfortunately, the harsh season takes
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This due to the fact that it not only flows better but because it also lubricates in a superior fashion. Choosing the right type of motor oil for you vehicle plays a vital factor in the health, wear, and strength of your engine. The lower the viscosity, the better.

In oil terms, a viscosity rating has two parts that affect the rating. The first being Shear and the second being Flow. Shear is how an oils viscosity changes under stress, or how an oil thins while induced to pressure or mechanical stress. The flow is how fast an oil flows. The better the oil Shears, the lower the viscosity and the higher the flow, and, in turn, the better the lubrication.

For example, a Mobile 1 10w30 motor oil at 4 c, has the viscosity of 63.2 and maintains the characteristics of molasses, and flows much the same. Most new vehicles call for 5w20, and a Mobile 1 5w20 Advanced Full Synthetic motor oil contains a viscosity of 49.8 at 4 c. The 5w20 has a viscosity rating of 13.4 less than the 10w30, meaning that it lubricates better, flows faster, and a goes down in viscosity under stress (thins). When in doubt of what oil to use, check your owner 's manual, or in some vehicles, it will be written on the oil
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Coolant, similar to oil, has different ratings for different temperatures. The recommended coolant for vehicles in the winter months is 60/40, this being 60 percent coolant and 40 percent water. The coolant and water mix does the job of not just cooling, but preventing rust and corrosion, in the vital organs of the cooling system. The water ingredient of the coolant is what removes heat from the system and runs it through the heater core, where the cabin heat is generated. If your heater isn’t blowing warm air, your coolant, and motor are still

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