Keep Your Car Running With This Winter Checklist

(WLNS) – There’s always that split second of worry when you start your car during a cold winter morning.

AAA Michigan doesn’t want that to be you, so they offer some frigid weather fast facts.

For instance, do you have a problem with your windows freezing overnight?

Ditch that cup of boiling water and use a plastic grocery bag, zip it up in between the glass and the door frame, and you should be able to get your window down with ease the next day.

Now is a good time to actually look under the hood and check your battery voltage.

Voltage drops as the temperature drops. A fully charged battery, during the winter time is going to show a charge of about 12.5 volts.

It’s also a good idea to make sure your gas tank is at least half full.

This will keep your fuel line from freezing.

Experts say freezing is most often caused by moisture or water fuel line.

There are a bunch of commercial solvents out there that can break that water down and get it out of your tank.

Lastly make sure you’re switching all of your fluids in your car to winter mixes.

For instance, your windshield wiper fluid. That way the droplets won’t stick to the windshield and you’ll actually be able to see.

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