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Subject: Re: Chilly night.... Date: 1/6/2014 7:50 AM
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" I turned my car around today and pointed the front end in towards the woods so there would be less wind blowing in on it."


The car doesn't care about wind chill. It just cares about what temp it is. If your battery is in decent condition, it will start at 8 deg...or even zero......if it is old and on its last legs it probably won't start at 20 below.


They're selling lots of new batteries this year up north ......

If you live in MN, you either put a lightbulb under the hood at night, or have a block heater that you plug in. even the motels have places at each parking spot to let you plug your car in - and they'll have block heaters and small battery chargers to keep the battery topped off. It's hard to get cars started at 40 below. you really need a garage.

My car toasty in the garage...likely 10-15 deg above outside temp now....and it is about 15 deg here in the morning...chilly for TX...real chilly. Lots of cars are not going to start here..a battery can last 6 or 7 or 8 years down here.

So Art..don't worry about pointing your car out of the wind..it has no 'skin' to get 'wind chill'.


t.
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