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A word to the wise: Winterize

fox -- Winterizing your vehicle is a wise idea. An investment of an hour or two to have your vehicle checked is all it takes to have peace of mind and help avoid the cost and hassle of a breakdown during severe weather.
The last thing any driver needs is a vehicle that breaks down in cold, harsh winter weather. A vehicle check before the temperatures drop is a sensible way to avoid the inconvenience of being stranded out in the cold and with the unexpected expense of emergency repairs.Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-friends-weekend/content/word-wise-winterize#ixzz2GdahIkVD


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Submitted Dec 31, 2012 By: jbob357
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 3:37:34 PM

Great advice...but will anyone listen?
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 1:11:00 PM

Some folks need to be reminded of these things.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:57:02 AM

This is a non-brainer
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:56:28 AM

money grab by service centers
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:55:48 AM

Yes temperture here is droping to below 0 tonight.
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dan30thz28
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:55:38 AM

Doing basic maintenance avoids winterizing.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:55:33 AM

This is only common sense.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:54:41 AM

Does that mean I have to open the hood ? Wheres the latch ?
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:54:25 AM

Happy New year.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:53:52 AM

Duh Done
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:53:43 AM

It's absolutely the best advice, get good winter tires unless you live Southern Arizona, Texas, Florida etc. Here in Canada everyone needs to winterize.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:53:06 AM

Everyone should do this, but they don't.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:52:05 AM

Duh!!!

This is a non-brainer
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:51:48 AM

Duh.......................
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:51:36 AM

Good advise that I follow.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:51:10 AM

Do people REALLY not know this stuff?
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:50:21 AM

one shoulden't need to be told, it's just common sense here in the north.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:50:19 AM

Not a problem in south Florida
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:50:16 AM

lucky for those of us in the southe= that we don't need to do too much winterizing
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:50:16 AM

What is winter. Live in S/W Florida.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:48:59 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:48:42 AM

Battery and keeping the gas tank above half filled has been told to me to be the most important on the list.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:48:17 AM

Go for it
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:47:59 AM

Really needed in my area.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:46:43 AM

Not needed in my area.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:46:35 AM

if you haven't figured that out, maybe you deserve to be stuck or unable to start your vehicle
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:45:24 AM

Down here in Texas thats not needed.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:44:48 AM

The best winterize for any vehicle is being parked in a garage overnight.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:44:10 AM

Standard maintenance
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:43:53 AM

If a vehicle is properly maintained it's ready to go winter or summer.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:43:50 AM

OLD NEWS, plus I live in Texas where we winterize by getting more sun screen
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:43:26 AM

lil late
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:42:35 AM

Common sense. Happy New Year!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:40:27 AM

maybe it should be a word to the unwise.....
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:40:22 AM

No shitz.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:40:12 AM

Good advice, but not just for winter. This should be going on all year long.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:39:23 AM

Common sense.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:38:34 AM

Amen!
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:37:22 AM

Better late than not at all.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:36:31 AM

Time is essential
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:35:04 AM

The warning is a bit late, but what do you expect from Fox?
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:34:28 AM

Sounds like normal vehicle maintenance to me.
Also, in 2013, exactly what is a "tune up"? No points, no condenser, no distributor, plug wires, rotor or cap..
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:34:26 AM

true
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:33:45 AM

maintain your vehicles for all season use to optimize fuel economy.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:33:44 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:32:48 AM

Around here, I never know if I am going to need shorts one day from the next or not. How do you expect me to winterize my car.
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:32:40 AM

already done
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:32:36 AM

great information
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2013 7:31:21 AM

Everything on the list is advised for YEAR ROUND vehicle use - not just winter!
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ok
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