Monthly Archives: November 2011

Winterize your ride for comfort, safety

These tips will help make your cold-weather journeys safermore comfortable: • Scrape all windows of ice before driving and wipe the fog off all inside windows too.• Make sure the “fresh” air mode is selected on vehicles that give you the choice. Putting on the air conditioning will help “dry” the air during moist winter months so the defroster will work faster. Most newer cars put on the A/C automatically when “defrost” is selected.• The only time I recommend warming up your car before driving is when you need to get the ice thawed on the outside and the fog cleared away inside. Of course, don’t leave your running car unattended as a temptation to thieves.• If you can, keep your vehicle in a garage; it eliminates ice and fog problems, making winter driving safer.• Coat weather stripping around vehicle doors with a thin coat of petroleum jelly to prevent them from freezing shut. Prying open a door that is frozen shut can rip the weather stripping, which is expensive to replace. If the d ... read more


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