The cold is finally here in Pittsburgh.  We had a few nice days, but it looks like the cold if finally here to stay. Is your car prepared for the cold weather?  Here are five tips on how to keep your car in good shape throughout the Pittsburgh winter.  You can learn more at 9news.


1.Give your car time to warm up

Warming up your car helps it run better, but remember: unattended warm-up is actually illegal in most Colorado cities because of vulnerability to car theft.

2. Plug in your block heater (if you have one)

Plugging in your engine allows it to resist the stress caused by freezing temperatures.

3.Lift windshield wipers off the windshield during inactivity

You’ve seen how quickly your wipers ice up when they’re in contact with snow on glass – and this makes them less effective. Also remember to scrape the bottom and edges of your windshield to protect the wipers.

4. Clear the cowl grate at the outside bottom of your windshield

Any blockage to the cowl grate – which provides the air intake for the car’s heater – increases the risk that under-hood fumes could seep into the passenger compartment.

5. Ask a mechanic to inspect your vehicle

If you’re clueless about cars, it’s probably a good time to ask a professional to check yours out fo cold weather preparedness. Because safety.

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  • Banksville

    2752 Banksville Rd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15216

  • Bethel Park

    2705 South Park Rd.
    Bethel Park, PA 15102
    Formerly Bethel Park Rapid Wash

  • Bethel Park

    5150 Library Rd.
    Bethel Park, PA 15102
    Formerly Buggy Bath Car Wash

  • Brentwood

    3800 Saw Mill Run Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15221

  • Bridgeville

    1185 Washington Pike
    Bridgeville, PA 15017

  • Butler

    1136 N Main St Ext
    Butler Twp PA 16001
    Formerly C&S Wonder Wash

  • Castle Shannon

    427 Mt. Lebanon Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234

  • Cranberry Twp.

    20320 Route 19
    Cranberry, PA 16066
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

  • East Liberty

    970 Washington Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Formerly Clean Car Express

  • McCandless

    5503 Babcock Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

  • Moon Township

    8650 University Blvd.
    Coraopolis, PA 15108
    Formerly Globe Car Wash

  • Pleasant Hills

    107 Clairton Blvd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    Formerly Mr. Speedy's Car Wash

  • Upper St. Clair

    1860 Painters Run Rd.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15241

  • Wexford

    11150 Perry Highway
    Wexford, PA 15090
    Formerly Jerry’s Car Wash

  • Morgantown, WV

    3 Chaplin Rd.
    Morgantown, WV 26501
    (833) 456-2747

    767 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
    Morgantown, WV 26505
    (833) 456-2747

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