Extreme Cold Causing Big Strain on Cars
Posted: Dec 12, 2013 7:45 PM CDT | Updated: Nov 5, 2014 12:57 PM CDT
The experts say warming up your car is like stretching before you exercise. You need the extra “oomph” before you take off and go.
Otherwise you run the risk of ruining your engine and also damaging your brakes.
If you have an automatic car starter, listen up. In some communities you’re not supposed to have them. In Milwaukee, you can, but the door has to be locked and the key should be out of the ignition.
Having a well run car in this cold can keep the tow truck driver away as well. Many folks have had to have their cars towed because of the snow and cold we've seen this week. It's advised if you do get stuck, try to remain in the car, with your seatbelt on, until help arrives.