spotlight Here are 10 ways to minimize cold weather car problems McClatchy-Tribune Jan 6, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save It's not too late to do some winter maintenance on your car. 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 Jackson Family of Dealerships 455 E. Pershing Rd., Decatur, IL 62526 866-303-7739 Website Featured Dealers Jackson Family of Dealerships 455 E. Pershing Rd., Decatur, IL 62526 866-303-7739 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 Police: Man's barcode swap in Decatur store gets him mixed up in retail theft case ❄️Get ready: Freezing rain, another major snow storm coming to Central Illinois Deputies arrest 3 accused of theft from Forsyth store; stun gun used on 1 man who fled Decatur restaurant worker helped pass fake $100 bills, police say Police: Footprints in snow lead officers to arrest suspect in 2 Decatur vehicle thefts Related Ads Paceley's Garage: We are a family-owned and operated repair shop that cares about you and your vehicle. We have provided excellent auto repair services to the Decatur, IL area for over 25 years. BOB BRADY DODGE - Ad from 2019-01-12 FOUR WINDS OF AMERICA - Ad from 2019-01-10 promotion Looking for a good deal? We've got you covered with our local offers email Looking for a good deal? We can help with that! Sign-up below to receive special offers from our business partners. promotion Follow the Herald & Review on Instagram!