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GOM

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To ease starting a car when temperatures are really low (-15 and below), switch on your lights for one minute.  Then turn off the lights and hit your starter.  You'll have a lot more power and a quicker, more sure start.  Why?  Because turning on the headlights for a minute or so lets the battery warm up a bit.  It will then provide more power when you engage the very power hungry starter which is directly connected to the battery.  Try it and see the difference.  

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To ease starting a car when temperatures are really low (-15 and below), switch on your lights for one minute.  Then turn off the lights and hit your starter.  You'll have a lot more power and a quicker, more sure start.  Why?  Because turning on the headlights for a minute or so lets the battery warm up a bit.  It will then provide more power when you engage the very power hungry starter which is directly connected to the battery.  Try it and see the difference.  


I had that problem for years living in Chicago. Back then (68-70) we plugged a heater unit in at night so it would start in the morning. Most fun of all (not) is waking at 2 in the morning, realizing that 1 it has snowed a lot and 2. I forgot to plug it in and 3. I have an important meeting at 8 AM so car has to start. Really fun to go out in sub zero temperature out of a warm bed and move snow from where you think the plug might b. I solved that problem by moving to NCal. Good tip, hope I never have to use it.
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Not a problem here 🤣
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