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January 28, 2014

Jan. 28, 2014: Letters to the editor

Some tips to keep your vehicle running

In early years, when Indiana winters were commonly colder, we found the following things helpful in keeping our vehicles running.

1.) Park inside a garage when possible.

2.) Otherwise, park with your radiator facing in the opposite direction of the blowing winds to prevent cold from blowing directly into your radiator.

3.) Make sure your vehicles are equipped with heavy duty batteries. Standard batteried vehicles will freeze up in extreme cold temps.

4.) To help prevent your engine from freezing up; cut out a large piece or two of a cardboard box (to cover the front of your vehicle’s grill), poke holes 2-3 inches in from the cardboard corners (for stringing old electrical wire through it, or some other strong item on hand), then use that wire to tie the cardboard to the outside of your vehicle’s front grill.

5.) Keep jumper cables in your vehicle, in the event it does freeze up. And, wait until your jumper-cable-started vehicle warms up (allowing time for such as belts to become unfrozen) before then driving.

Joyce C. Lock

Kokomo

Colder, were it not for global warming?

Good morning. This is your Wacky Weather program, bringing you the very latest weather news.

Wait! Breaking news: The National Weather Service has just announced that it appears the center of cold known as the North Pole has been inexplicably moved, and now is located near the town of Miami, Ind. How appropriate is that, friends? Miami, get it?

This has resulted in some strange statistics form Nome, Alaska: For the next 10 days, the highest temperature will vary from a high of 41, with rain, to a low of 19, and the lowest temperature will vary from a high of 37, to a low of 11 degrees. Notice that none of these even approaches zero.

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