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Old 09-26-2012, 01:56 AM   #21
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Snow tires are a must! For those of you that have never driven a vehicle with a dedicated set of real snow / winter tires do yourself a favor and buy a set, you won't want to drive again in the winter without them I got four years out of my Blizzaks on the '03 SSEi, time to shop for a new set this season.

I change my own oil and always like to do so during the beginning of winter so that I don't have to change it again until spring (I go 10,000 miles on my oil, done it like that for the last 111,000 miles on the '03 SSEI, it sits at 236,000 miles right now)

Definitely wiper fluid and GOOD wiper blades, don't cheap out on these!
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Now is the time to turn your seat heaters on to make sure they are working. Better to fix them now then in the dead of winter.
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I wonder if some of you guys have a trailer to tow all of that stuff.

You must have much more inclement weather than we do here in SE MI.

GM recommends die electric grease for weather seals. It comes in a small tube for cheap, just make sure you buff off the excess.

I use RainX. It affords me to need the windshield wipers very little. I drive ~25K per year and use less than one gallon of washer fluid per year.

I have been driving these cars for ten years and never had to replace one set of wiper blades. Just make sure those little rubber blocks are in place that hold the wiper arm off of the lower windshield trim.

Another thing I do is wrap my front end for winter with some stuff I got at Auveco called Weatherseal Wrap.





It keeps all of that salt and crap from annihilating your entire front end and engine bay.

It works awesome. I have had it in place up to 75 degrees and the car did not run hot.

It peels off with no residue: Unless you leave it on for like three months without reapplying it.



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How about a bumpity bump bump. Fall is almost upon us and we could use some fresh ideas for this season.
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This is a great thread. It just made me realize that I live in a place with **** winters, and don't do any of this stuff. It seems crazy to me now that I went all these winters without a good pair of winter clothes in the trunk. Never had dedicated winter tires either! One "winter accessory" I am thankful for every dark winter morning... a remote starter.
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How much junk in the trunk really depends whether you are in the city or alone in the mountains or distant remote areas. This thread contains some good ideas and products so far.
One thing that I do have beside stuff listed my previous post, is a collapsible shovel.
If u get stuck you will be glad u carried one of these.
I generally have a 5 Lb sleeping bag thrown in rear seat & a pillow for remote travels in winter.
Ya warm clothes/boots are very important as well as toque,gloves and food /water.
If u were to break down or get stuck, an SOS flag or cardboard /magic marker can help identify a snow covered car you are still in. AS mentioned in previous post, emergency candles are also a must as one candle can keep the car interior safe at -30.
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This is a great thread. It just made me realize that I live in a place with **** winters, and don't do any of this stuff. It seems crazy to me now that I went all these winters without a good pair of winter clothes in the trunk. Never had dedicated winter tires either! One "winter accessory" I am thankful for every dark winter morning... a remote starter.
i think for most front wheel drives a good set of m&* tires is fine. not like we live in mountain country. but i do keep an extra coat hat and gloves in the car because if you get in a wreck or breakdown while its snowing like heck it could be a while before the tow truck gets there
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Although I live in the south now and slush, sand, and salt aren't an issue any more, I used to live in the snow zone and the aforementioned items play havoc with not only metal but rubber parts. Do your cv joints a favor and liberally spray the boots with silicone spray, it keeps rubber parts supple. CV joints will last a long time, if, and this is a big if, the boots don't split and the grease leaks out. I also use silicone spray on any rubber bushings that mount the hard points to the subframes, steering linkage, etc. Also great for rubber seals on the door, trunk, etc. Any brand will do, last can I bought was CRC, from the people that make Brakekleen

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Thanks Roger for the Silicone Spray Reminder !!!!!
I just did all the front end boots & bushings on the Jeep both sides and Intermediate shaft boots too.

The Park Ave is next on next oil change when up on lift !!
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