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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Is Your Car Ready for Winter?

Getting stuck in a car during a winter storm can be very dangerous.  You can "winterize" your car by making sure it has the following:
  • Strong battery
  • Plenty of antifreeze
  • no-freeze wiper fluid
  • good blades
  • working heater
  • no leaks or crimps in exhaust pipe
  • snow tires and/or tire chains
  • at least half a tank of gas
  • a winter-weight oil (see car owner's manual)
Keep the following items in your car in winter months:
  • Jumper cables
  • Windshield scraper
  • Flashlight
  • First Aid kit
  • Small shovel
  • Some sand to put under tires for traction
  • Bright cloth to use as a distress flag.

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