Why do we need ice-freezing and how to do it? When it is necessary to pour unfrozen?
May 04, 2018
winter tires, our experts have already given recommendations on its choice. Today, we will talk about another winter problem of motorists - non-freezing liquid.
In the article we will consider the following questions:
Why do we need ice-freezing?
Non-freezing liquid, or in common people - non-frost-free, is used as a means for washing the windshield in the cold season. That is, the unfreeze is poured into the glass washer tank instead of the usual concentrate that you use in the summer.
Probably, judging by the name, you already guessed that the unfreezing comes from the word "does not freeze."Why do we need ice-freezing? And it is needed to ensure that the liquid in the glass washer tank is not frozen. If the liquid freezes, you can not do the washing of the glass, and you can also destroy the washer box, since it is made of plastic, and if ice forms inside it, it can crack and become unusable.
The glass can not be drained from the barrel of the windscreen washer, as washing the glass is a very necessary function, especially in the winter when various dirt and dust get on the windshield, it can only be wiped with the help of janitors, and in turn the janitors do not usedry glass, so you need to pre-wash the glass with liquid. Thus, the liquid for the glass washer is an extremely necessary thing. And so that it does not freeze in the barrel - it uses a special liquid for the winter - non-freezing.
What is unfreezing?
Non-freezing by standard is a liquid that consists of a non-freezing concentrate, and this by the rules should be alcohol( safe - underline).The highest quality alcohol is ethyl, but it is unprofitable to do it on the basis of it, because ethyl spirit itself is very expensive, even though it is diluted in the concentrate. Methyl alcohol is cheap and odorless, but it is toxic and harmful to health, so it is forbidden to use it to create ice-freezing. But in turn, isopropyl alcohol has a very sharp and well-pronounced smell, it is cheap enough that it is advantageous to use it for the preparation of non-frosting concentrate.
Non-freezing is sold everywhere: in auto shops, hypermarkets and supermarkets, and also on the road. But we want to draw your attention to the fact that it's best to buy ice-free antiseptic in a solid store and not by hand, since it is very likely to get a concentrate consisting of chemically hazardous substances that can harm not only your car, but you. Also Vse-Sekrety.ru advise not to save on ice-free, but to buy concentrate from a more or less well-known manufacturer.
What are the non-frost-free? On sale there are different types and packaging of non-frosting. Famous brands sell non-frost-free in special containers, and little-known brands - usually in plastic bottles( in such usually sell water).When choosing a non-frost-proof, pay attention to the temperature that the concentrate will withstand. Please note that there are two types of non-frost-free: ready-made and concentrate( which must be diluted with water in appropriate proportions).In addition, non-frosts come with a fragrance and without flavor - it's purely for an amateur.
How to make ice-free ice?
It's quite simple. If you do not want to spend extra money on expensive non-frost protection, and cheap, made of chemistry do not want to fill, you can cook ice-free. In addition, this advice is also suitable for those who need to go on the road, and in the garage there are no reserves of non-frost. For the preparation of non-frost-free, there are 3 ways, the best quality non-frost-free from pure ethyl alcohol, somewhat more advantageous than the unfrozen frost on the basis of vodka, the most budgetary - non-frost-free, based on isopropyl alcohol. Please note that the higher the alcohol content, the more resistant the frost will be to frost.
To prepare the best quality ice-free, we will need: ethyl alcohol, distilled water and detergent: 20% ethyl alcohol and 80% distilled water, then add a few drops of detergent( which we use to wash dishes).All this must be thoroughly mixed and the liquid is ready for use.
For the preparation of the second variant of ice-freezing we will need only 2 components: vodka and detergent. Distilled water is not needed because the concentration of vodka is much weaker than pure ethyl alcohol. To prepare this variant of non-frosting, it is necessary to add a few drops of detergent to the vodka. All this is thoroughly mixed and poured into the washer. Some motorists still dilute the substance with 20-30% of distilled water, but then if severe frosts strike, the concentration of alcohol will need to be increased.
Well, the last option - the most budgetary, the preparation of ice-free with isopropyl alcohol. For its preparation, alcohol with water is diluted in a proportion of 1: 3.Then the detergent is added to the substance and all this is mixed and ready for use.
Of course, homemade non-frosting is of high quality, but its production is unprofitable. In addition, good producers of non-frost-free add to the compositions of their products, special additives and additives that have concomitant advantages: protection of glass, special components that effectively remove dirt, and a pleasant aroma that even gets into the car salon.
When should I fill the ice?
Fill ice-free with best-of-breed weather forecasts. As soon as a sub-zero temperature is expected at night, it is recommended to fill this non-freezing liquid in the washer barrel of your car. If the autumn drags on, then by November you can pour the substance in regardless of the weather forecasts.
For the first time, the weakest concentrate will pass, as there will be no significant frost, but closer to the middle of November it is necessary to pour a strong enough concentrate that will withstand severe frosts.
How and where to fill the ice-free?
It's very simple. To do this, open the hood and locate the neck of the barrel of the washer glass. Usually it has a blue lid, it will display a windshield with wipers. Open it and fill it with ice. If the barrel's neck is deep down, then use a watering can( just not from under the gas!).You can buy an ordinary kitchen watering can or make it from a cut-out bottle neck.
When filling the unfreezing, consider the volume of the barrel. As soon as the liquid reaches the level of the tube going to the neck - the barrel is full. When the concentrate is primed - close the lid tightly.
Close the hood and test the fluid supply. That's all. Good luck on the roads!
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