as a deep freeze continues to linger over much of the country with all of the charm of a wet blanket, millions of people are under severe weather warnings. this also means millions of people have been hunkering down for days and are ready to escape the confines of cabin fever. not so fast: before you venture out, prepare yourself and your car.
according to the federal highway administration, approximately 5,000 people on average die each year in crashes that occur in adverse weather conditions. from dead batteries to getting stuck in the snow to breaking down in the middle of nowhere amid subzero mercury readings, winter weather throws some chilling challenges at motorists.
here are some winter weather tips you should have down cold:
tips for starting your car in subzero weather
video: 5 things to remove from your ride during a deep freeze
how to survive winter with rear-wheel drive
video: tips for driving smart in the winter
how to store your car for winter
your car is cold, too
can a car battery freeze?
video: get your car ready for winter
video: how to jump-start your car
how to safely remove snow and ice from your car
how to free your car from a snowbank or ice patch
most backup cameras don't like bad weather
aaa study: extreme cold has chilling effect on ev range
video: do i need winter tires?
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