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Cold Weather Car Care Tips for Your Hyundai Vehicle

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 2:08 pm
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Video and text guide for Hyundai vehicle cold weather care

We are back with another episode of Hyundai Helpers. This time, your favorite four-legged friends are helping you to take care of your Hyundai vehicle in cold weather. Watch the video or read our guide to learn how to care for your Hyundai vehicle this winter.


Cold Weather Car Tips video by Hyundai Helpers

For all of you visual learners out there, this video is a quick (and adorable) way to learn about cold weather care for your Hyundai vehicle.


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Six cold-weather car care tips

Now, let us take you through the video tips in case you missed anything.

Tip Number One: Use shaving cream to prevent window fog. Driving in the winter cold, your winters often become foggy due to the change in temperature between the interior and exterior of your vehicle. To prevent this, you can use plain shaving cream. Just wipe it on your windows with an appropriate cloth. Make sure to use it on the interior of your windows, not the exterior, as shaving cream can damage exterior paint.

Tip Number Two: Use hand sanitizer to prevent frozen locks. If your Hyundai vehicle doesn’t have a button for unlocking your doors, then you know the pain of unlocking a vehicle by hand in the winter. Hand sanitizer can help. The alcohol in it will unfreeze any ice in your lock.

Tip Number Three: Park towards the east so that the rising sun will melt window ice. Scraping your car window in the morning is one of the worst parts of winter driving. To help combat this, let the sun do some of the work. Park with your windshield facing the rising sun.

Tip Number Four: Keep your fuel tank at least half full. You may have heard this one before because it is one of the most common advice tips given for winter driving, but it is worth reiterating. Having more fuel in your tank means that your fuel lines are less likely to freeze!

Tip Number Five: Use cat litter for extra tire traction. Always keep a bag of cat litter in your vehicle in the winter. It may seem a little odd, but it can be a lifesaver if you get stuck in the snow. The litter helps melt the snow while simultaneously providing traction for your tires to grip onto.

Tip Number Six: Use remote start to start your vehicle. Having a vehicle with remote start allows you to start your vehicle from a distance. Which means it can warm up and start defrosting before you get in.


Learn More: Should you get winter tires?


 

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