The winter weather is slowing down drivers. But if you follow a few simple steps, you can ensure your trip doesn’t come to a halt when temperature drop. 1. Use a Lock De-Icer: If you return to your car and the locks are frozen, de-icer will help you get your doors unlocked and opened. If you don’t carry de-icer, you can make it simply by heating your car key with a cigarette lighter. Once the key is hot enough, stick it in your lock, and the heat will thaw the lock from the inside. You may have to warm the key more than once. 2. Warm up Your Car: Newer cars only need approximately 30 seconds of running time after a cold start, but AAA recommends warming your car for at least 5-10 minutes. It is important to warm your oil and engine. 3. Fill up Your Tank: During the winter months, keep at least a half of tank of gas in your car at all times to prevent the gas line from freezing. Click here for more tips! Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.