Winterize Your Car: Prepare Your Car for Winter

I am not a big fan of winter. It’s cold. And driving out to work in the morning takes an additional 10-15 minutes because of all the things you need to do to make your car ready to go!

You need to remove ice or frost on the windshields, brush off snow, start and wait until the A/C system spews out enough heat for the car. And I live in Nashville, TN where we only get snow twice or three times in a year.

Winter is here and we need to make sure our cars can withstand the cold.¬†Here’s how to winterize your car. Follow these tips to prepare your car for winter.

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Things to Keep in Your Car During the Winter

When the cold winds of winter start blowing, you better take note and prepare yourself and your car for cold mornings (and days!) ahead. Even if you’re good at driving on snow or ice, better pack in some of these things to help you survive in case anything happens.

Ask anybody who fell into a ditch or got stuck in a blizzard, and they’d tell you that they never planned on doing that at all! With the climate going crazy as it is–I mean, come on–tornadoes and floods during the winter?

Better be safe than sorry… or dead.

Things to Keep in Your Car During the Winter

Auto Jump Starters. This is especially useful for older cars, or cars with unreliable batteries. Even if you manage to arrive at your destination, if your battery dies on you, you may be unable to start the car and you’ll get stuck! Better yet, you might want to get a jump starter with an air compressor. During the winter, the air inside your tires may lose some of their pressure because of the cold. The air compressor will come in handy to keep your tire pressures stable.

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Review of Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR 1700-Amp 12-Volt Jump Starter with Power Source and Air Compressor

We’ve reviewed some lightweight jump starters in the past. But since reviewing the Duracell 600 Watt | 1300 Amp Powerpack Pro, we’ve moved to the heavyweights.

Another heavy duty jump starter is the Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR 1700-Amp 12-Volt Jump Starter with Power Source and Air Compressor. It is not just a jump starter but also packs in additional features that can entice you to buy it. Since, it costs more than $200, is it going to be worth every penny?

Find out more below.

Clore Automotive Jump-N-Carry JNCAIR 1700 Peak Amp Jump Starter with Air Compressor
  • 22Ah Clore PROformer battery technology is designed to provide extremely high power output, extended cranking power and a long service life
  • Reach starting points with extra long 68" #2 AWG welding cables with industrial grade PowerJaw clamps
  • Rubberized base for added stability
  • Voltmeter provides charge status of onboard battery

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Review of Duracell 600 Watt / 1300 Amp Powerpack Pro Jump Starter

It pays to have a nice, handy jump starter at the trunk of your car, but what if you need a big jump starter for a big ass truck?

You better reach out for the the Duracell 600 Watt/ 1300 Amp Powerpack Pro Jump Starter.

Got a compact car or a motorcycle? This baby can handle ’em just fine. But even if you got a V8 car, a mini-truck, or a motorboat, the Duracell 1300 Amp Powerpack Pro Jump Starter will do the job. You won’t be stranded in the middle of the road or the even the sea if that boat fails you.

And it’s not just a jump starter! It also comes with an air compressor. If you want to go camping, it can even double as a charging station for your laptop, smartphone, or other devices, thanks to its Power Inverter feature with Dual AC wall outlets and two USB. Based on the Manufacturer’s product description, if you have this jump starter fully charged, you can recharge a Smartphone up to 19 times and a tablet for up to 7 times.

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