Keeping Warm this Winter

Whether you’re outside playing in the cold and snow or you just brought a load of groceries in, you’ll want some favorite ways to keep warm. Or, you may be looking for ways to keep warm if your vehicle breaks down and you’re waiting for a tow truck; or the power goes out because of an ice storm. One of the ways to ensure you don’t break down in the vehicle is to have it serviced regularly at Classic Chevrolet.

While it doesn’t get very cold here in DFW, you might travel this holiday season like many other Americans. If you’re heading somewhere where the snow piles up and the ice lies thick on the road, keep these tips in mind to stay warm.

Keeping Warm in Your Vehicle

Keeping your vehicle serviced lessens the chance of it breaking down on you; however, it does not lessen the chance of sliding into a snow bank. The last thing you want to do is to constantly run the vehicle, especially if you don’t expect a tow truck right away. You’ll want enough gas to get you to the nearest gas station if you’re stuck.

You should have an emergency kit in your vehicle, including extra blankets. Let the vehicle run for about 10 minutes every hour to keep the temperature somewhat reasonable and keep yourself wrapped in blankets. If you are planning a trip to a less inhabited area, it’s also a good idea to bring a thermos of hot coffee or hot cocoa. This will also keep you warm while you are waiting for help.

Keeping Warm Outside

Whether you’re outside for fun or because you have to be, keep warm by wearing layers of loose clothing. Tight clothing will not keep you warm. Long Johns and sweat pants will help keep you warm while you’re shoveling snow or having a snowball fight. Wear mittens instead of gloves to keep your hands warmer. And wear a hat too. If your jacket has a hood, put the hood up over the hat.

Keeping Warm Inside

If you lose power and don’t have wood heat, keep warm by closing off all of the rooms that you are not using. Have everyone stay in one room. If you have a generator, run a space heater, but be sure you do it safely. Never run the oven to try to keep the house warm. Wrap yourselves in blankets to help stay warm. If you are using a propane space heater designed to work inside, be sure the room is ventilated.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Give our service department at Classic Chevy a call to make an appointment for service or stop by our showroom to test drive a new vehicle.

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