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Keeping your car going through cold

These sub-zero temps not only take a toll on your skin.. the cold also takes a toll on your car.

Posted: Dec. 27, 2017 5:05 PM
Updated: Dec. 27, 2017 5:33 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- These sub-zero temps not only take a toll on your skin, but the cold can also take a toll on your car.

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The cold can negatively affect your car's electric system, fuel system and tires.

To keep your car or truck running safely and effectively there are a few precautions you should take.

Experts say you need to maintain proper anti-freeze levels to make sure your heat is working properly. Experts also say to be careful with door handles as they can freeze and break off your car leaving you without a way in.

They recommend starting your car at least once every two days. Car expert David Schiery says if not, there could be consequences.

"That that battery will die." said Schiery. "So every once in a while, I'm not saying go out there every hour or anything like that to start your car. Every other day go out and make sure there's juice to that car and get it started and let it run for at least a half an hour."

One other tip is making sure you keep at least a half tank of gas. If you don't have a garage, he encourages the use of gas tank anti-freeze which can found at most automotive stores.

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