Originally Posted by BigChris99
All good. Thanks. Living in sunny SoCal, I had no idea about all this stuff. Now I know, and soon, so will my daughter.
just buy blue washer solvent by the case at a discount.
If you get a freezing rain storm the car can be sealed in ice and sometimes scraping the ice off is pretty tough.
The blue solvent has alcohol in it and it really makes thawing out a breeze.
Also change the cars thermostat out for a 195 degree unit.
This makes car warm up quickly and crank out the heat, it means car will be ready to go in 5-10 minutes vs 20-30 minutes.
You will get good heat quickly.
Use a 70/30 mix for best freeze protection 70 percent antifreeze ., 30 percent water.
Winterize car, things like plugs, wires, coolant , new battery.
Drop $200 into car each fall, much better than being stuck in Jan with really cold temps and a no-go car.