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Old 11-18-2006, 08:26 PM   #31
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This is a well written guide by Tom and Ray...

http://www.cartalk.com/content/features/WinterDriving/
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Check your spare and pump it to 60 psi. I checked 3 cars today, 2 were NULL and one was at 10.
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There are a select few Bonnevilles (particularly in Northern climates) that have block heaters installed. If you have it, use it.

If you have a garage and a trickle charger, I would keep the charger on it overnight. Not so much to charge the battery mind you, but to keep it warm due to current flow, and makes for a much stronger battery for cranking. Speaking of batteries, check those date codes on the casing. Batteries *usually* have about a 5 year lifespan, and Murphy'* Law states that winter is when a battery will meet its demise. For someone that does not know, look for a sticker that looks like this:



A-L coresponds to Jan-Dec, number to the right of the dash denotes last digit of year. If your sticker shows a 1 as the year code, now would be a good time to get that battery tested.

If you have a remote starter installed, check to see if it has a temp sensor and will autostart itself if it gets below a certain temp. On the flip side, make sure this function is off if the car is in a garage...carbon monoxide poisoning is something I don't like to think about
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