8 things never to keep in the car in the winter
Categories: AutoBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/8-things-never-to-keep-in-the-car-in-the-winter
Winter is a difficult time for motorists, especially if the vehicle has to be left under the open sky. But besides the problems with frozen locks and batteries car owners can trap and other troubles. For example, damage of the things forgotten in a cold cabin.
The list of items that should not be left out in the cold for a long time, including in the car in the winter, is very extensive. Therefore, we cannot claim the completeness of our description, we will list only the most common things that can ruin, forgotten in the glove compartment, the trunk or in the backseat.
Most musical instruments, specifically strings, afraid of changes in temperature. Therefore, forgotten in the car in winter guitar, violin, cello and even piano, are at risk. The wood, which made the details of these tools, warped and the varnish cracks and flakes. In severe cases, deformation may be so strong that it burst the strings. At least, abandoned at night in the car in the morning guitar will be completely upset.
Electronic equipment with pleasure abducted from parked in the street car the attackers. But even if you are not afraid of theft, remember that the device might just be broken. The most vulnerable part of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and music players are considered their lithium-ion batteries. These food sources I'm afraid as frost and strong heat. In addition, from the alternate cooling and heating gadgets, condensate, leading to corrosion of metal elements. Unfortunately, damaged by cold or moisture devices warranty are not repairable.
Many medications are very demanding in terms of storage and lose potency when frozen. Most sensitive in this respect are considered to be medicines, syrups, suspensions and drops, and the least susceptible tablets and capsules. Do not forget that some of these pharmaceuticals can enter the compound of the automobile kits.
Many many cleaning products such as dishwashing detergent, or glass, is ordinary water. At low temperatures, it can turn into ice and break the bottle. But it is not recommended to freeze the products in the form of cleaning products and detergents, as surfactants (surface active substances), included in their composition, are reduced in volume at low temperatures. The effectiveness of supercooled products of such a plan can be greatly reduced.
Paint water-based and acrylic should not be stored at low temperatures. The substances included in the composition of these materials change volume with changes in temperature and can even disintegrate into individual components. It may happen that the paint, stood one winter night in the trunk of a car, the next morning will be unusable.
All canned food must include water. When it freezes it can break the Bank, or they grow just to violate her integrity. Needless to say that such a move will not be suitable for further storage and use as food.
In the cold shell of the egg cracks and loses its integrity. This happens even if the visible damage on the product surface is not visible. The eggs surviving the freeze, lose its integrity and quickly deteriorate, as the bacteria reach inside through the damaged shell.
Many believe that alcoholic drinks because they contain alcohol, will not freeze at low temperatures. But this only works with small depressions, as if the frost reaches -6 degrees, the beer is likely to freeze. The wine is already in the risk zone at -5 degrees, although there are exceptions. In any case, in the cold such alcohol is not the place exactly, because, even if not burst the bottle, from freezing the beverage change its taste not for the better.
But wintering on the street, can be not only a problem but a source of inspiration. Sometimes decorated with snow and ice, turns into a real art object.