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Mechanics give tips to keep cars running in cold weather

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It's not just you that the cold can take a toll on, but your car as well.

Mechanics says, it's important that you keep your battery warm.

This can be done by purchasing battery warmers or removing the battery itself, if your car allows it.

You can also buy engine block warmers and dipstick warmers that will help you be sure that your car starts up in the morning.

One thing that mechanics say not to do, is add water to your anti-freeze.

"It corrodes the system. It does more damage than it does good. You'll find that it starts blowing heater cords, radiator hoses will pop off just from the expanding of the water," says Miracle Motor Werks Owner, Michael Miracle.

Miracle says that many local stores are sold out of battery warmers with everyone preparing their vehicles.

Be sure to call the store to see if any are in stock.

Always be sure to travel with an emergency kit.

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