There might be a to-do this winter about the song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – but about the weather, that’s just a fact. In fact, if the polar vortex goes south on us, as some are predicting, it might be REALLY cold and wintry outside this winter.
So here are some tips to help you make sure your car is ready:
If you get stuck
- Stay in the car (it’s warmer, and easier for someone to find you there).
- Keep the inside dome light on – it doesn’t use much power, and it’s a sign your car is there.
- Don’t run the engine for extended periods (and check first to make sure your exhaust pipe isn’t blocked up). Carbon monoxide poisoning is deadly.
Want more? Both NHTSA and AAA have more details and more tips for you.
And if you live in Phoenix or Los Angeles, congratulations. Enjoy your “winter” – and check back with us in June for summer driving tips.
Oh, and if you want a slightly different take on the old Frank Loesser song, here’s “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”: