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Preparing Your Car for Winter

To keep car doors from freezing shut, just wipe the inside door weather stripping with furniture polish. I use Pledge. Works great.

By Janette from Parkersburg, WV


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February 24, 2010

Keep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights. This lasts 6 weeks. Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol.

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I used an old suitcase and put in extra winter clothes that don't normally like to wear, my store bought emergency roadside kit, and rubber dish washing gloves.

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February 16, 2010

Spraying the rubber gaskets on your car doors with PAM or similar cooking spray will keep the doors from freezing shut.Just spray and then rub in with paper towel.

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Here's a tip to prevent your auto doors from freezing to the door molding. If you park in the driveway during the freezing weather and in the morning you find the door frozen/stuck to the molding, try this.

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January 30, 2009

I drive a 2007 SS Chevy Cobalt and need tires for winter. Any suggestions for winter tires?

N.A. from Canada

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January 31, 20090 found this helpful

I live in Tampa Florida, so my question might seem silly, but are the tires for driving in Canada? (snow,ice, slush), or other parts of the continent? (from the non snow parts of the world)?

redbeard
in tampa florida

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February 3, 20090 found this helpful

Snow tires get switched out to regular driving tires for the rest of the year. Some states allow studded tires, most don't anymore.
Go to a garage which fixes cars and ask. You don't have to buy. DO NOT GO TO A TIRE ONLY STORE, as they will sell you car parts you don't need (they think we are all stupid) and come up with oh, we won't stand by the warrenty if you don't let us fix the tie rods, new brakes, etc. That is bull pucky. Remove yourself quickly. Even my son was told this information--he stood there like WHAT? My kids have gone through automotive technology college--4 years. Mom knows something besides paying bills! I get them car repair magazines, BUT I read them first.

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February 24, 2010

Mechanical failure -- an inconvenience any time it occurs -- can be deadly in the winter. Preventive maintenance is a must.

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