5 Things You Should Never Do to Your Car in the Winter

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  • Published on: 29 November 2018
  • 5 Things You Should Never Do To Your Car in the Winter, DIY and car review with Scotty Kilmer. Top winter car tips. How to protect your car in winter. How to prepare your car for winter. Driving in winter. Never do this in the winter. Winter car maintenance tips. Winter car care. Winter car advice. Car advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 50 years.

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COMMENTS: 40

  • Scotty Kilmer
    Scotty Kilmer   1 years ago

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  • Dayson Stervil
    Dayson Stervil   9 hours ago

    Scotty which car should I get , I need a car that can last and good looking , I was thinking getting me a Jeep Wrangler , Dodge Charger or challenger , mustang V6.

  • arunjith s k
    arunjith s k   1 days ago

    Thanks for your sincere comments..I've a 2010 skoda superb..the rear windsheild broke into millons of pieces..it was parked in the open with hardly 20°c outside..can it be broken due to hot air inside?

  • michael B
    michael B   2 days ago

    Another thing worth mentioning is not to leave your vehicle running unattended. Your insurance company will most likely have a Clause on your policy where you’ll be unable to claim for theft of the vehicle if the keys were left inside and someone steals it.

  • Richard Cahill
    Richard Cahill   4 days ago

    You look like this guy named Ed that lives across from my grandparents and runs an auto body shop

  • Critical Panda
    Critical Panda   5 days ago

    Okay, all good stuff. Except what he said about low pressure tired. It does not make them easier to puncture, far from it. He obviously has never done any off roading because we air those tires down to as low as 13 psi sometimes.

  • CooLin1stPlace
    CooLin1stPlace   6 days ago

    Wish I watched this before I destroyed my wiper blades. Oh well.

  • HiggsField
    HiggsField   6 days ago

    I pour warm water on my screen if it's frozen. Loosens the wiper blades and also, because the glass is now warm, stops the car windscreen 'fogging' up once I'm inside.

  • john spears
    john spears   1 weeks ago

    You lived in New York and you did not know about putting your windshield wipers up like that?

  • M W
    M W   1 weeks ago

    Thanks Scotty, enjoy your advice and/or refresher. Living in Minnesota we know the trick of leaving wipers propped up, and batteries are only good for 2-3 years. Unsure if antifreeze technology has changed, but coming from a bygone era of engine heaters (usually frost plug or coolant heater) otherwise, you were putting a pan of hot coals under the oil pan.

  • _ vLikeMike
    _ vLikeMike   1 weeks ago

    So how can I not having someone steal my car while is warming up outside with the key on😂?

  • christian durand
    christian durand   1 weeks ago

    Funny you mentioned the windshield wipers being stuck up in the air. I went to the mountain for the first time and I noticed that everyone had theirs stuck up and as a rule of thumb if the locals do it, you should too.

  • Fam hill
    Fam hill   2 weeks ago

    Pick up an antifreeze tester they're cheap if I rememberEdit: speaking of that scotty, do you have a top # tools you should have around the shop video?

  • Ronald Schmal
    Ronald Schmal   2 weeks ago

    If your car has a problem you're not aware of, in winter, it will show it's face. It might run like a top in summer, but as soon as it gets below freezing, you might need to call a tow truck.

  • Mary Creane
    Mary Creane   2 weeks ago

    How much is is Having how many Euros will it take to fix an axle?

  • Kickin' Wing Hotboi
    Kickin' Wing Hotboi   2 weeks ago

    Always good to put the heavier winter air in your tires during the winter and the lighter summer air during the summer

  • Bobby Knuckles
    Bobby Knuckles   3 weeks ago

    It don't get that cold in Houston Scottie, bring that 1994 Toyota Celica to Chicago for winter.....well see how good it is then

  • Andrew Rodriguez
    Andrew Rodriguez   3 weeks ago

    "really low temperatures below 40/50" if it's that warm during the winter it's a blessing

  • Cameron Gallant
    Cameron Gallant   4 weeks ago

    If anyone sees this I got a quick question.Does reving your engine a little bit warm it up faster in the winter and also, should you do it cause I've had people say it works and others say no, it's unhealthy for the engine. Thanks in advance!

  • lastcall170
    lastcall170   4 weeks ago

    Pulling the wiper arms up to avoid freezing only stretches the springs out and in time will reduce the wiper pressure on the windshield. And it looks lame.

  • Derek W.
    Derek W.   1 months ago

    What about summer tips? It's summer in New Zealand now.

  • Sean V
    Sean V   1 months ago

    Should do a video on the importance of using your indicators(blinkers). Lots of folks don’t even know such a thing exists.

  • 233kosta
    233kosta   1 months ago

    Boiling water is insane, but just above room temperature should work pretty well. If you can't keep your hand in it it's probably too hot.

  • franz stockmann
    franz stockmann   1 months ago

    Scotty lives in Texas where it rarely snows. 24 inch snowfall in January is not uncommon in Chicago. We go through wiper blades once a year.

  • Nathaniel Johnson
    Nathaniel Johnson   1 months ago

    what if i take hot tap water in a bag and put it on the windshield

  • Andris Vaskis
    Andris Vaskis   1 months ago

    Do I need to warm up my car's engine, especially in the winter time?

  • Heelix Ranier
    Heelix Ranier   1 months ago

    One tip for the windshield wipers in winter is if you know it's going to rain or snow, pull them back away from the windshield. Most cars these days have wiper arms that pivot outward, mainly so you can clean the windshield, but it's an easy thing to do. Just don't forget to fold the wipers back down when you are ready to drive the car or open the hood, etc. I used to never do this, but I got sick of having to clean off the wipers and have them stuck to the windshield. Takes 2 seconds when you get out of the car to do this.Another small tip if there is snow on the ground... don't let your tire pressure run extremely low, BUT you can let it run a few PSI under there recommended pressure. This will allow the tire to sag a little but will give you a little more tire contact area and can help a little with traction. So if you're tires say they need 35 psi, I'd say if you're at 32 or 33 psi you're still fine. If you do a lot of high-way driving then this isn't as big of a concern. What you don't want to have happen is let them run low, like to 20 PSI because it is true that you wil have problems at that point, but letting them run a little low (2-3 psi low) has its benefits. HOwever, do NOT do this if you are towing a trailer or carrying a lot of cargo as this can increase the heat generated on the tire, but for normal driving in snow, this is usually fine.

  • Elliott Mead
    Elliott Mead   1 months ago

    I drive a Scion Tc 2015 in Alberta Canada it started in ran in -40 for a 10 day period where I live you never neglect those things or you pay the price lol

  • Garth Algar
    Garth Algar   1 months ago

    USE HEET. I have yet to have my Honda not start from cold ever. Use HEET

  • Garth Algar
    Garth Algar   1 months ago

    .......why do I feel like you've had to explain the no water on the windshield to someone who shattered there's by doing so ?

  • Duran
    Duran   1 months ago

    Red wine 🍷 is the best to defrost the ice.

  • John Mehaffey
    John Mehaffey   1 months ago

    Happened to a car of mine blowing the wiper motor and I couldn't understand why so I asked my wife what she did when leaving work and if it was freezing ( she works nights) so she said I put the heater on for a minute or two then scrape the windscreen,mmm I asked do you lift the wipers off the screen before using them? nope, problem solved, so I told her that the last few shifts she worked were for the mechanic then she blamed me for not showing her how to do things properly, women humph they can always find a way to blame someone else

  • skrenja
    skrenja   1 months ago

    These tips are so obvious like what’s next? Don’t light yourself on fire to stay warm?

  • Arjay Martin
    Arjay Martin   1 months ago

    4WD enthusiasts say reduce tyre pressure for going over sharp rocks???