What odorless frost proof make?
Windshield washer fluid or just a washer is needed to keep the car glass clean. When “midges” sticks to the glass or a stream of dirt pours you, the washer fluid will instantly clean the glass of your car. But let’s figure it out with you what washing fluids or non-freezing liquids are for winter use of the machine. If we are talking about the summer version of the washer, in addition to water, washing chemicals are added to it to help clean the glass of the machine. If you are not willing to spend money on washer fluid in the summer, you can simply fill in the water, although it is less effective and weakly helps in cleaning the glass from strong contaminants. With the advent of winter, everything changes. Even if the avaricious motorist previously poured only water into the washer reservoir, then he would have to fork out for a choice of winter washer fluid. As we know from the school chemistry course, water at freezing temperatures freezes. In this case, alcohol will help us, with which winter washer fluids are diluted so that they do not freeze to a certain temperature. So we come to the main question, which sounds like this: what are odorless non-freezing tricks made of, or what alcohol is added there. Let’s consider each option in more detail..
1. The cheapest and most practical option is the addition of methyl alcohol (methanol). Non-freezing compounds with its composition have a low price, high freezing point, but they have a significant drawback. In Russia, the use of methanol non-freezing liquids is prohibited, unlike in Europe. This is due to the fact that methyl alcohol is very dangerous for health if taken orally. Only a car enthusiast in his right mind and sober mind will use it to warm his soul. To protect against negative consequences, the Ministry of Health simply took it and banned it.
2. Ethyl alcohol (ethanol). Simply put, this is ordinary Russian vodka. Everything would be fine, non-freezing buns with ethyl alcohol do not have a pungent odor, are not toxic substances, but there is one minus – this is the price. Sometimes, the cost of an anti-freeze with ethyl alcohol exceeds the price of the vodka itself, which means a price of several hundred rubles per liter of odor-free ice-free liquid. For this reason, these non-freezing data have not received proper distribution among motorists. It’s better to pour vodka in case of emergency – it’s cheaper and easier.
3. Isopropyl alcohol or IPA. It is the most common type of anti-freeze because it is the most affordable and not prohibited. But he has one significant minus – it is a pungent smell. To smooth it out at least a little, manufacturers of ice-freezers add aromatic substances, although this helps very poorly. Here you can give advice: if you are operating a car in central Russia, then you should not buy an ice-freezer with a pour point of minus 30. After all, the lower the freezing temperature of a winter non-freezing liquid, the less fetid smell it emits. In this case, you can do with an ice-freezer with a temperature of minus 15 or 20 degrees.
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