Winter came, and after it came to snow and ice on the roads. In this respect, is to tell about the behavior of the car Â«Daihatsu YRVÂ» in winter.
According to the circumstances, I was ill one month. When going to pick up my car, it was like a snowdrift with a thick layer of ice formed on the hood and windshield of a thickness of more than 1 centimeter. Despite the fact that I am a month on it did not go, turbocharged Â«Daihatsu TurboÂ» - wound up easily and the car warmed for about 15 minutes. Windshield quickly thawed, despite the absence of electric heating glass. The stove heats the car very well. So, I'm happy that I will not freeze in winter.
Machine all this time was on the summer tires, then to replace it for the winter, Daihatsu Turbo behaved unstable - slow moving. Most likely, it is necessary to thank the TRC system and ABS. In this case, it is worth noting that if you press a little harder on the gas - turns the turbine engine and flashing light erratic driving on the instrument panel. The machine is not skidding on a slippery road. Of course, tires Â«Bridgestone PotenzaÂ» - not the best choice for winter, so in the winter has left Â«Continintal ContiWinter Viking2Â» dimension 185/55R15 - about the same as the old - hard to notice any difference.
But when driving on snow the difference is obvious. There, where the car skidded (in the garage), I could not overcome, and a small pile of snow, and the drop in now - no problem is. It should be noted that less began to show themselves and the system TRC and ABS. If winter tires, car movement became softer, but at the same time handling suffered. Car hard to send to potential skid system is turned on, discussed above. Roll when the car is also not observed.
Severe frosts are still not there, so at this stage of the winter I only encountered the problem of melting tank, which is used for washing the windows and headlights. Japanese car battery Â«Daihatsu YRVÂ» - small, with satisfactory performance characteristics.
On automatic transmission to tell the following: behaves when moving smoothly, brakes - predictable. For better control, you can switch to a manual transmission, but the need for it arises very rarely.