The most effective way is to insulate the engine compartment. To do this, it is necessary to cover the engine with a strong, non-combustible and rather thick (20-30 mm) material. An old padded jacket will not work – it can catch fire.
We decided to try a car blanket specially designed for these purposes (in the Za Rulem online store it costs 1,900 rubles). They covered him with an engine and tested its effectiveness at different temperatures and in different conditions.
Winter tips for a motorist. Unexpected and useful
Heat losses really decreased significantly. This is especially felt when the engine warms up in place. The temperature of the coolant rises by about 40% faster than under the same conditions without a blanket. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, we were thinking about buying a used Hyundai Solaris, arguing along the way that, given the fluctuations in the exchange rate, these cars today are not much cheaper than new ones. However, if you are disgusted with the idea of buying what was originally created as a “budget sedan,” the secondary market nods affirmatively and points to the second-generation Kia Cerato. Comparable age and, oddly enough, quite comparable prices – although our Avito Auto colleagues suggest that, despite the overlap in the price range, it’s better to lay more than a thousand copies on a Solaris of similar age. What do you offer for the money?
The age difference when trying to win in the car class, of course, is obvious: for 600 thousand our virtual Solaris was three years old, but Cerato for this money will be at least twice as old – simply because the second generation sales ended in 2013. But, unlike the boring Solaris, which can be a sedan or a hatchback, Cerato can be found in the coupe. Continue reading