spotlight Here are 10 ways to minimize cold weather car problems McClatchy-Tribune Jan 25, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Winter is most definitely here across much of the country. 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 Shamrock Auto 3500 W Chicago St, Rapid City, SD 57702 605-342-0902 Website Kopren Motors 222 N Cambell St, Rapid City, SD 57701 605-389-3787 Website Ads Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Most Popular Yale recruits Rosebud Sioux tribal member to play football City may adopt new public behavior and safety laws Canadian man arrested after bomb threat to Deadwood casino Masons bring George Washington’s Bible to Rapid City for national conference Search for missing 9-year-old resumes Related Ads Feb. 13 Full Page new ad to come Are your repairs going to take longer than expected? Rapid City Paintless Dent Repair offers free loaner cars so you don't have to wait! promotion Activate your digital subscription promotion Research decades of articles the easy way! Visit our online archives for thousands of historical articles, obituaries and announcements.