It suddenly seemed to me that the autumn darkness would squeeze the glass …
Mikhail Bulgakov “The Master and Margarita”
If even a winter ride has long scared no one, is it worth it to fear autumn trips and what should be the driving features at this time of year?
Fear, maybe not worth it. But it is necessary to relate to autumn riding with due reverence - otherwise troubles are possible. Their list can not be called short: see for yourself.
It is naive to expect that all the children will walk “along the string” without rushing under the wheels from the most unexpected places. There is no panacea, of course - just double your attention. Try to get your morning routs away from schools. There will definitely be traffic jams in the first few weeks after the start of the school year.By the beginning of autumn, the mass delivery of children back to the cities is ending: the holidays are over, it's time to study. By the beginning of autumn, the mass delivery of children back to the cities is ending: the holidays are over, it's time to study.
The surrounding landscape quickly blackens, the borders of the roadway merge with the unknown, and oncoming traffic blinds you with its headlights. Moreover, sometimes it turns out that their own headlights shine in the wrong way - in the summer they simply did not pay attention to it. In short, one should check one's own lighting equipment (not only headlights!), And stop any "relax" on the road.
However, there is another opportunity to feel all the delights of sliding - these are fallen leaves on the roadway. In short, slow down - it won't get any worse!
| Winter is still far away, but the first frost guarantees you autumn. Winter is still far away, but the first frost guarantees you autumn.|| You can slip on fallen leaves no worse than on ice. You can slip on fallen leaves no worse than on ice.
When the windshield, which was still completely clear in the morning, is literally covered with some kind of abomination before our eyes, and the wipers are dissatisfiedly starting to smear the dirt, the danger of an accident increases. Do not be lazy to wipe the glass again. Especially where wipers do not reach, along the front pillars. This will improve visibility. And do not save on washing - by the way, with summer liquid you can slowly switch to alcohol-containing.
Fallen foliage loves to hammer everything in a row - including heater air intake. The tip is simple: remove all this trash on time. Otherwise, servicemen will do it for you - just not for free.Beautiful, of course, but the air intakes should fulfill their function. Beautiful, of course, but the air intakes should fulfill their function.
Feel free to slow down by noticing a water hazard ahead. The list of troubles here is rather big: from hydroplaning of tires to hydroblow in the engine, if you are completely unlucky. In addition, the car can be deployed if, for example, the left wheels are rolled on asphalt, and the right ones are crossing the puddle.
In the autumn, so much dirt settles on the cars that under its rough influence the body involuntarily loses its original gloss. The recipe is simple: "you need to wash your face more often." In addition, the use of protective polishes on the body partially helps in the fight against abrasive.
In autumn, the demand for electricity increases markedly: in line with their kilowatt hours, lighting equipment, a heater fan, heated windows and mirrors, wipers are built. During short trips, this can lead to an uncharged battery - if you do not bother to check and recharge it, then during the first, more serious cooling it will fail.
With the onset of the calendar autumn, it is useful to conduct an audit in the luggage compartment of the car. It’s time to replace any swimsuits and flip flops with an old jacket or quilted jacket. Suddenly, something will go wrong on the autumn night road with the car, and you will habitually sit in a thin windbreaker. So you can freeze.
Tire pressure decreases with the onset of autumn coolness - about 0.1 bar for every 10 degrees of temperature. So, if the last time you checked the pressure in the summer and it was completely normal (for example, 2.3 bar), then on a fall night, when the temperature approaches zero, only 2.0 bar will remain in the tires.
Those who don’t have winter tires should think about buying. And those who have, are obliged to remember that, according to relatively new rules, the residual tread height on them should be at least 4 mm. Those who lost most of the spikes last season can check for themselves the effectiveness of the studding procedure. In any case, delaying the solution of the issue is not worth it.