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Cold Weather Means It's Time to Start Winterizing You Car

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We can definitely feel the chill in the air these days, and it is only going to get colder, which means you may want to start thinking about winterizing your car. We can definitely feel the chill in the air these days, and it is only going to get colder, which means you may want to start thinking about winterizing your car.
NBC Right Now-- We can definitely feel the chill in the air these days, and it is only going to get colder, which means you may want to start thinking about winterizing your car.

Experts at DMV.org give plenty of tips when it comes to making sure your car is ready to go when a cold snap hits.

They said in the colder months you'll want to switch over to thinner and less viscous oil to get your engine running smoothly when the temperature gets below freezing.

Also to protect your engine from corrosion when it's cold you want to use engine coolant with ethylene glycol in it.

Make sure your battery has a good charge to it still.  Cold weather zaps life out of car batteries faster than warm weather.

They also said to make sure you have a good roadside emergency kit handy incase you get stuck on a roadway.    

Include things like blankets, boots, a radio, flashlight and flares.

Another good idea is to have working windshield wipers with fluid to wipe away dirt and snow while your driving on busy roads.
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