Winter Car Care

Simple Top Ten Winter Car Maintenance Tips

 

1 )  Buy some decent screenwash , Dont be a scaff , We are all guilty of buying screenwash from the poundshop at some point in our lives.We advise you buy a concentrated winter screenwash because as it says its for winter and wont freeze like a rock , You will find that it doesnt work out much more money when you dilute it yourself i use a old 2 litre coke bottle to mix mine.

2) Use antifreeze with the right temperature tolerance,here in the UK the temperature is quite kind to us and rarely drops below – 6 most (Just rains instead) antifreeze can cope with this but if you are outside the UK you should check the bottle to your weather conditions .

3 ) Buy a ice scraper , for god sake man the other day i see someone using his bank card to scrape the window screen what is wrong with people , There less than a pound in most shops.Alternatively use some de-icer but a can dont go far so i reccommend a ice scraper.

4) Its winter your windows are frozen, Chuck some boiling water on them to melt the ice……… wait that is a terrible terrible idea,If you do the glass will crack.

5) Keep therm tires pumped up for every 10-degree drop in temperature, your tires lose one psi of air so worth checking the pressure.

6 ) Its horrible when its cold,wet and miserable the last thing you want do do is clean your car,Unfortuantely the salt,grit and winter muck needs shifting or it can harm your cars paintwork , If you dont want to do it yourself take it to a handwash at least once a month.

7) Check the oil level, Your car needs oil to function properly the components in the engine need lube and the cold us not your cars best friend , Just check levels and top up if needed.

8 ) Not maintenance related but important , Always have a blanket and some basic tools with you if you break down you could be stranded and need to keep warm if you are mechanically minded you maybe able to fix small problems.

9) Make sure you have plenty of tred on them tyres , In the winter you need the grip on the tyres more than ever check the tyres have some tread left on them.

10) If its snowing drive in a high gear , A low speed use the gears to slow the car and try to avoid pressing the brakes as much as possible to avoid skid risks

Gold And Silver Heat Reflective Tape

Heat reflective tape is great for improving the appearance of the engine bay but reason it is used to protect components ,reduce engine temperature and increase performance.

 

Before you think we are saying wrapping your intake will produce more horsepower ,We are not but the effects of having colder air in the intake and reduced engine bay temperature can be massive. Along with the added protection for cables , hoses and other components and this has been proven in studies.

 

When used correctly, Heat reflective tape can be used to protect engine components by lowering your engine temperature. Lowered intake temperatures create a bigger bang in the combustion chamber and a more powerful and more efficient engine running cycle. Heat reflective tape is important for ensuring that components such as fuel cells, ECUs, heat shields and bulkheads are working at their optimal without the chance of damage due to excess heat.

 

When choosing either gold or silver one thing to bare in mind is that gold has a higher temperature tolerance than silver .

 

Silver can reflect away 70 % radiant heat and withstand temperatures of 200°C+ where as gold reflects away 80 % and can withstand heat of up to 450°C.We think that silver looks better but obviously gold is the better product, But you will get great results from silver and its also cheaper.

 

Gold or silver heat reflective tape is available in rolls of either

: 2.5m x 50mm
: 5.0m x 50mm
: 10m x 50mm

Visit Our Ebay store/Amazon Store

Visit our eBay store or Amazon store if you prefer, We sell our products on Amazon , ebay and our website, We will be honest our products are cheapest on the website.This is because we do not pay seller fees therefore we do not add them into the costof the product.

 

Delivery is free on the website over £14.99 there is no cache to this ,on the market places sellers are often listing the products as free shipping but the cost is included in the price of the item this is because sellers cannot afford to lose 10 % in fees plus the cost of the shipping .

 

We just like to be honest ,Of course you can shop where you like and we understand some people feel comfortable shopping on the market places for money back guarantees etc, but you get these if you choose to shop on the website,Amazon or eBay.

 

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High Temperature Exhaust Wrapping

 

Exhaust wrap is generally purchased for aesthetic appeal but it also has been proven to lower engine bay temperatures and also keeps the heat in the exhaust system leading to more popping and banging and a faster air flow. Exhaust wrap is available in many colours and varieties ,From glass fibre to titanium they both have great appearance in the engine bay and lead to higher performance.

 

Exhaust wrap is a relatively inexpensive way to increase performance and engine bay style compared to more expensive modifications. Engine performance is increased because exhaust wrap keeps the exhaust heat in the headers and exhaust which creates faster air flow whilst keeping the engine bay cool which is vital for the intake system.

 

If you was to upgrade your exhaust system and purchase a high flow catalytic converter while also wrapping the exhaust headers you would see a massive performance increase compared to stock.

 

Exhaust wrapping is not a myth and it is proven to produce performance gains and also looks great in any engine bay.