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Old 12-02-07, 08:27 PM   #1
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what to put in my car

SO i got my liscence about 3 weeks ago. i got a car for Hanukah. It is a 1995 honda accord with 60,000 on it and it is in near perfect condition(one tiny rust spot was repainted by the dealership). So now that it has begun to snow i started thinking about what i need to have in my car. By the way, it has to stay outside overnight.
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jumper cables
a combination ice melter spray with a scraper(so i can leave without spending a lot of time scraping
something that either prevents my locks from freezing or de-ices the locks
what else
(i am very mechanically inclined, you can suggest tools and i will be able to use them)
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I see a flaw in your plan to put lock de-icing tools inside the car.
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Old 12-02-07, 08:34 PM   #3
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yeah those aren't going in the car.
anyways my dad told me about this graphite stuff that prevents them from freezing in the first place
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hahah +1

Does it have a heater?
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battery warmer
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huh?
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it has a heater but if you can't open the door you can't use the heater, unless ofcourse you have a remote starter, whihc i don't have
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Extra muffler bearings. Mid 90s Accords have a big problem burning them out, and if they die, your muffler will seize up, and you're stranded.
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Put some sandbags in the trunk. For traction.
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I'm a possy.
See I live in Southern California, but I am requiring my car to have a heater and seat warmer

Its cold in the morning!
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huh?
Excuse me, battery HEATER. Helps for easy starting in extreme weather. (Oh and congrats on the new car!)

http://www.padheaters.com/battery_heater.html
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If you're in SoCal, I don't wanna hear it.
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Excuse me, battery HEATER. Helps for easy starting in extreme weather. (Oh and congrats on the new car!)

http://www.padheaters.com/battery_heater.html
that would require me to remove the battery, why would i do that
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No, you just run an extension cord out to the car. It warms the battery so you can, you know, start the car in the morning.
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that would require me to remove the battery, why would i do that
If you're asking, you don't need one.

Batteries need fluid. That fluid moves less when it's cold. Warm it up, and the fluid moves faster. Therefore, the car starts easier. Rocket science

And removing the battery is not difficult. Just disconnect and lift it out.
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If you're asking, you don't need one.

Batteries need fluid. That fluid moves less when it's cold. Warm it up, and the fluid moves faster. Therefore, the car starts easier. Rocket science

And removing the battery is not difficult. Just disconnect and lift it out.
even if i ran an extension cord, it would be run over at least twice before i left for school, it would be run out the garage, into the snow into my hood, which would probably have to be left open. somedays i have to take my dad to the trains station, so that means leaving at 5:15 am, i don't want to deal with a battery at that time
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Does it have a heater?
Is there a car that doesn't?
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Is there a car that doesn't?
i know a person who might as well not have one, dead animal parts come out when he uses his
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even if i ran an extension cord, it would be run over at least twice before i left for school, it would be run out the garage, into the snow into my hood, which would probably have to be left open
No. You don't need one. If you did, you'd know how they work because more than likely a used car would have one. It's one of those things where if you need it, everyone will have it.
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shovel, blanket/warm clothes, basic first aid kit, some food
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No. You don't need one. If you did, you'd know how they work because more than likely a used car would have one. It's one of those things where if you need it, everyone will have it.
thats fine. you don't need to be annoyed or angry, or maybe even completly fine(i can' tell emotion over the computer). I am not planning on getting one unless my car doesn;t start
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