Got the car winterized today

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Last weekend I changed the oil with Mobil 1 5w-30 and an M1 EP filter. Today, I winterized the exterior and detailed the interior. 1) New Rain-X latitude wiper blades 2) Wax Job 3) Rain-X treatment on all exterior glass 4) Eagle One wheel protectant 5) Ice scraper, heavy blanket, ect in the trunk. 6) Filled the washer fluid resevoir with Rain-X washer fluid. Living in Divide Colorado at 9200 feet, the weather here is getting chilly fast. Wednsday we are supposed to get 3-7 inches of snow with a low of 7 degree's that night. Today is beautiful, so now is the time to get it done. thumbsup
 

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I used Meguiar's cleaner wax, been using it for awhile, works great. As far as the oil goes, I wanted to get M1 0w-30, but when Autozone was running the oil/filter combo, 5w-30 is all they had, so that's what I bought. Nuthin' wrong with 5w-30, cold weather performance will be fine.
 

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I've got 50% tread on my Yokohama Envigor's, they'll do fine in the snow. I'm not spending $400 on a set of tires that might be beneficial maybe 4 or 5 times a year, we only get 4 or 5 really bad snowstorms every year. Plus, the legendary Subie AWD performs fine on all seasons.
 
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Originally Posted By: Artem
Should have winterized with some 0w30 oil.
I'd like to know how many here drive their car at 20 below or worse. Not me. I dont have a garage. I'm not going out in that weather! Brrrr! Vacation day!
 
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Nice! I've almost completed the winterizing for our cars, too. Fresh oil changes on both cars to take us to the spring, undercoated (it's stil oily even though it's not wet-looking, so it should work fine) both cars, waxed, and ice scrapers in the house next to the front door. In a month the winter tires will go on.
 
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Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
Originally Posted By: Artem
Should have winterized with some 0w30 oil.
I'd like to know how many here drive their car at 20 below or worse. Not me. I dont have a garage. I'm not going out in that weather! Brrrr! Vacation day!
I do - yearly! Went to Lake of the Woods (just north of here) and drove my truck 12 miles out in the lake, drilled holes in the lake & went Ice Fishing at -39 Degrees! banana
 
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Danville, KY
Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
Originally Posted By: Artem
Should have winterized with some 0w30 oil.
I'd like to know how many here drive their car at 20 below or worse. Not me. I dont have a garage. I'm not going out in that weather! Brrrr! Vacation day!
You must be a mail man!!...JK
 
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i have been doing mine too, but im waiting as long as possible for the oil. (going from 5w-40 to 0w-40) i oil under-coated waxed paint rain-x xtreme cleaned then an extensive rain-x job (that i will keep going strong all winter) the windshield rain-x -30 degree fluid going to do both my diffs and t-case fluids winter tires and chains.....its a jeep, ill be fine! =P i always keep blankets, warmers, and recovery gear all year. hmmm what else?
 
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Originally Posted By: MrRPM
winter tires and chains.....its a jeep, ill be fine! =P i always keep blankets, warmers, and recovery gear all year. hmmm what else?
How about some non-perishable food in case ya get stranded out in the middle of no-where.
 
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One thing I always do is use a silicone lube on my weather strippings especially around the drivers side window, incase I need to put it down in the winter. Always works like a charm.
 
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Originally Posted By: DaHen
Originally Posted By: MrRPM
winter tires and chains.....its a jeep, ill be fine! =P i always keep blankets, warmers, and recovery gear all year. hmmm what else?
How about some non-perishable food in case ya get stranded out in the middle of no-where.
Haha i always keep food in the jeep first aid fire starters flashlights water fire extinguisher ect.... i even have a hatchet in there lol
 
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I like the silicone lube idea, thanks. Looks like New York and New England will get some snow this weekend already.
 
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