(Part-2)  How to start your car in frigid temps and more expert advice.

If the automobile won't start after three attempts, depress the gas pedal and try again. The starter may be broken or the battery dead if it doesn't start. Criss Coreas brushes off overnight snowfall on his automobile in New Bedford, Massachusetts, on Jan. 16, 2024.

Check antifreeze and batteries before winter storms. Cold weather may demand twice the current to start your engine. AAA Automotive Research Center says car batteries lose 35% of their strength at 32 degrees.

To prevent engine freeze-up in winter and rust and corrosion, check antifreeze and batteries regularly.

"Only check the coolant level when the engine is cold and not running," Ruud. "Add coolant just to the lowest level marker if low. A reliable repair shop can help if you're unsure." How often should I start my automobile to charge the battery? AAA recommends starting and driving your automobile for 30 minutes or more once a week. This will prolong battery life, lubricate seals, and avoid engine oil contamination from old start combustion.

Without driving, the engine cannot recharge the battery. If you can't drive for a time, AAA suggests asking friends or relatives to drive for 30 minutes a week. Midwest, South still in deep freezing; Pacific Northwest braces for ice Which U.S. cities are coldest? Cold front brings low temperatures to nation A 10-year-old Maryland kid was bitten by a shark in the Bahamas, according to police. Three men were discovered dead outside a Kansas City home after watching a football game. 'More than the guiding light Brian Barczyk, 54, dies of pancreatic cancer.

Other winter car safety tips Clean battery posts and cable connections are more reliable in cold weather, so check your battery and charging systems.

Avoid charging electronics in your car. Buy some portable chargers. To improve visibility and traction, clean headlights, replace wiper blades, and check tire tread depth and pressure.

Avoid cruise control and excessive lane changes in snowy situations to avoid ice collisions.

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