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Why is it good for a car to occasionally run on the highway?

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Wondee Autoparts


Frequently running on the highway can indeed be better for the car. Many people say that after running on the highway, they feel that the car is easier to drive, the throttle becomes lighter and faster, and the power seems to be better. In addition to a little psychological factors, the car itself does have these changes. Although there are many cars on the highway nowadays, there are actually many people whose cars have not been on the highway for a year and are only used in the city. From the maintenance records of the 4S dealership,

Frequently running on the highway can indeed be better for the car. Many people say that after running on the highway, they feel that the car is easier to drive, the throttle becomes lighter and faster, and the power seems to be better. In addition to a little psychological factors, the car itself does have these changes. Although there are many cars on the highway nowadays, there are actually many people whose cars have not been on the highway for a year and are only used in the city. From the maintenance records of the 4S dealership, it can be seen that cars that frequently run on the highway have a lower failure rate, and even the decline in oil life is slower. And vehicles driving in congested roads every day often have various problems, and many maintenance projects also need to be done in advance. So what's good about running on the highway? Will the vehicle's lifespan be longer?

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In fact, the most important thing when running on high speed is to keep the engine in optimal working condition, allowing for more complete combustion of gasoline. There are two benefits. Firstly, it can slow down the generation of carbon deposits and remove some carbon deposits with weak adhesion. Due to the fast operation of the engine, the intake and exhaust airflow is relatively large, which has a certain flushing effect on carbon deposits. Just like blowing dust with our mouths, newly fallen dust can be easily blown away with a gentle blow. If it takes a long time, the dust with strong adhesion cannot be blown away. In addition, due to more complete combustion of gasoline, an increase in cylinder temperature will also burn off some carbon deposits. One way to remove carbon deposits in the cylinder is to use the high temperature generated by combustion to burn off the carbon deposits. If the engine burns well, it will burn off a part of it. When gasoline is fully burned, it produces less carbon deposits. A vehicle can accumulate a lot of carbon when driving 20000 kilometers in the city, but it will still accumulate very little when driving 40000 kilometers at high speeds. In short, the benefit of this is that running on the highway will reduce carbon buildup, as most people know.

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Secondly, it can also extend the lifespan of the battery, keeping it fully charged for a long time and avoiding power loss. The most frightening thing about lead-acid batteries used in cars is that they run out of battery, which has a significant impact on the battery's lifespan. A new battery that runs out of battery completely twice is basically scrapped and needs to be replaced. When running at high speeds, the engine revs quickly, allowing the battery to be fully charged and maintained, which can extend its lifespan. Finally, it also has certain benefits for many pull rod ball joints and rubber components of the chassis. High speed driving can allow for a wide range of movement and delay aging.

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How long is the lifespan of a car, and the mileage accounts for a large proportion. Vehicles that frequently run on highways will have better conditions at the same mileage. For example, if both vehicles are 100000 kilometers long, and one vehicle is constantly driving in the city and the other is constantly driving at high speeds, then the vehicle that frequently drives at high speeds must be in better condition. Because the working condition of the engine is relatively good during high-speed driving, the wear and tear of various components is also relatively small, and the condition of the car is naturally better. So, if you are driving on congested roads every day, you can regularly take the highway for a run and let the car move around. It doesn't need to be too frequent either. Run once every two to three months for 20-30 minutes each time, and it's best to reach a speed of 110km/h.

 

From: WONDEE Autoparts

2024-1-16

 

 

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