How to warm up the car in winter?

Winter in Russia always comes unexpectedly, especially for public utilities, road workers and drivers. It would seem that everyone knows what to do: pour winter oil, put new candles and charge the battery, and then you can not be afraid of frost. But sometimes this is not enough, the cold reaches exorbitant temperatures, and it is necessary to go. Then the question arises of how to warm up the car in winter so that it can be started at minus 50 ° C and below.

Because of which there are difficulties with starting in winter

Winter problems with the car, if, of course, it is in good condition, may be caused by:

  • poor volatility of gasoline;
  • oil thickening in the cold;
  • insufficient battery capacity.

Most of these issues are addressed in preparation for the winter season, but sometimes additional measures have to be taken. And if the car has stood for several days in frost, and quite strong, then it must be evacuated to a warm box or warmed on the spot. There are several fairly popular ways to do this, but they all involve the use of external heat sources.

How can the machine be heated

The heat source for these purposes is usually:

Heat gun

It can be gas, electric or any other.

In this case, in order to reduce the loss of hot air, the hood is closed with a thick cloth, and heat is supplied from the cannon below, under the engine. It warms up the engine crankcase, the engine itself and the entire engine compartment. After a fairly short time, it will be possible to start the car. How the heating procedure is performed is shown in the video:


The operation itself is carried out in the same way as described above, only to avoid fire, do not use a cloth. To avoid damage to the bumper, a sufficiently long pipe is used. It is to it that a blowtorch is brought, and then not the flame, but only warm air will enter the engine compartment.

In many cases it is necessary to additionally warm up the oil in the rear axle. And for a diesel car, the same procedure may need to be subjected to the fuel tank.

For added safety, the flame of a blowtorch or any similar torch may not be directed at the engine itself, but at a few bricks underneath the machine. When heated, they will give off heat, which will avoid direct contact of car parts with an open flame.

Other heat sources

Charcoal may well be used in this capacity. It should be placed on a baking sheet or in any suitable container, such as an old saucepan or large jar, and ignited. When the flame disappears, place a baking sheet with coals under the machine. In about twenty minutes, when the coals have cooled down, the car will be warmed up.

Another source of heat can be an infrared burner, however, if there is a source of electricity nearby. Sometimes it is not necessary to warm up the entire car, but only the intake manifold is sufficient. To do this, you need to place a bottle of hot water on it and wrap the engine with a blanket. The volatility of the gasoline will increase and the engine will start.

These are the most commonly used car warming methods. However, even if you figure out how to warm up your car in winter, you should be very careful about starting and operating it when you start driving. The troubles associated with starting the car in cold weather can be found here:

Even in severe frosts, sometimes it becomes necessary to start the car. And to achieve this, you have to warm up the car. Such an occupation is quite troublesome, but with knowledge of various methods of its implementation, it is quite feasible.