spotlight Here are 10 ways to minimize cold weather car problems McClatchy-Tribune Jan 25, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Winter is most definitely here across much of the country. Here are 10 tips that can minimize winter car problems. Intro It’s time to do some winter maintenance on your car. Here are 10 tips that can minimize winter car problems. Dreamstime Defogging windows Use A/C for faster demisting. The cool air from the air conditioner will dry the air, removing the moisture. Dreamstime Wipers Check windshield wipers, front and back, replace if necessary. Check for bad windshield contact and streaks on glass. Dreamstime Wipers turned off Ensure wipers are switched off if leaving car when there’s risk of freezing. Wipers can break if forced when car is turned on. Dreamstime Treads Check condition, pressure and tread depth. Dreamstime Trunk Check you have a working jack and wheel brace. Dreamstime Tires Consider changing to winter or all-season tires. Dreamstime Electrics Ensure lights, rear screen heater are off when starting the car. Dreamstime Battery Use starter in short five-second bursts, leaving 30 seconds between attempts can allow the battery to recover. Dreamstime Visibility Check all lights work, are clean; headlights aimed correctly. Dreamstime Antifreeze Use the correct antifreeze; ask auto shop if unsure. Dreamstime Tags Sweeps Wire Dccar Autos Car Repair Winter Weather Tires Mct Tns Featured Dealers Martin Chrysler Dodge Jeep 1422 Main Street, Union Grove, WI 53182 262-878-1226 Website Anthony's Car Company 3317 Durand Avenue, Racine, WI 53405 262-770-4598 Website Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Most Popular Judge overrules WIAA, Halter gets to wrestle Referees, WIAA fear wrestling court ruling will have problematic statewide implications Caledonia woman accused of attempted homicide in stabbing incident Beyond the 'Golden Hour': Racine Fire Department questioned after lake suicide Sheriff's Office: Man grabs steering wheel, forces wife to drive into tree Related Ads Durand Automotive Center offers courtesy rides, Auto Excellence is a full service auto repair: Air Conditioning • Oil Changes Durand Automotive Center is locally owned and operated for over 20 years. promotion Exclusive offer: Subscribe to digital for just $5 a month Don't miss this special price! Subscribe to skip the surveys, support local journalists, and get unlimited digital access. APpromotionspotlight Vote to select the winners in our 2017 Destinations Photo Contest! The entry period is closed, and the Destinations Photo Contest is again host to thousands of your amazing vacation photos.