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9 How to Stay Safe if You’re

Trapped in Your Car during a



16 What to Do If Your Car Won’t

Start in the Cold

20 Something to enlighten you up

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Well this time of the year, and I mean this TIME OF THE

YEAR it gets boring, so, let’s manipulate a picture. The

picture below was digitized by me then copied my face (no

hair) made some adjustment… Round …1 done

Round 2… At this point, the background, sky, mountains and any other

adjustments to a battle scene may have to be adjusted. Now, let’s adjust

my face as the prince of the Vikings.

As you can see when I transferred my face to the new picture I left some

of the beard (leave the original picture and copy the beard to my new

face). At this point adjust color to beard and any this else to traumatize

more the picture.


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By Nomar Shaw

5 Essential Winter Survival Skills

How to Survive in a Stranded Car in


How to survive a power outage in the



Patient Stories and Blog



How to Stay Safe if You’re

Trapped in Your Car during a


Safety experts offer advice on how people can keep warm and collected if they are

stranded for hours on the road. Their top tip? Be prepared.

A stranded driver on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Alexandria, Va., on Monday. Credit...Kenny Holston for

The New York Times

By Alyssa Lukpat and Christine Chung

Jan. 17, 2022

A snowstorm in Virginia stranded hundreds of drivers on Interstate 95 this month,

leaving them shivering hour after hour, wondering why they couldn’t move and

when help was coming.


In the aftermath of the storm, safety experts have offered advice on how people can

stay safe if they are stuck in their vehicles. Their top tip? Be prepared.

But first, a caveat: Check the weather forecast before hitting the road, they said. If a

snowstorm is expected, it is best to stay put.

For those who venture out anyway, here are some important safety tips should

disaster strike.

Pack a ‘go bag.’

Some important essentials to bring are food, water and a charged cellphone, said

Dr. Ken Zafren, an emergency medicine professor at Stanford University and an

emergency physician at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.

Beyond that, experts said it would be helpful to have the following: parkas,

blankets, sleeping bags, boots, mittens, hats, flares, medications, wipes, a shovel, a

first-aid kit, a cell phone charger, an ice scraper, jumper cables and a full tank of


Even better: Keep these items in your car year-round, experts said.

Stay warm.

You are on the road. Snow is blanketing the ground. Traffic is gridlocked. What


First, do not leave your car, experts said. It is the safest place to be until the storm

dies down.

“No matter how cold it is inside the car, it will be colder outside,” said Gordon

Giesbrecht, a professor at the University of Manitoba who has studied human

responses to extreme environments.

Resist the temptation to head out and find help, he added. If you go outside, you

could get hypothermia or become lost.

Instead, generate heat by turning on the car for up to 10 minutes every hour, said

Dr. Steve Mitchell, a medical director at the Harborview Medical Center’s

emergency department in Seattle. Any longer could waste gas.


Human bodies naturally generate warmth, although younger people lose heat faster,

he added. Wear a hat so you do not lose heat from your head.

Dr. Giesbrecht suggests maximizing your body heat by hugging your chest and

putting your hands in your armpits.

There is only one situation in which you should step outside: if you need to check

that your tail pipe is clear, to eliminate the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from

exhaust, experts said.


0:59Snowstorm Strands Drivers Overnight on I-95

A snowstorm left drivers stranded on Interstate 95 near Fredericksburg, Va., for

more than 24 hours. Credit...Virginia Department of Transportation, via Associated


Take care of yourself.

It is easy to feel isolated or scared, but remember that you are surrounded by other

people who are also stranded, said Dr. Grant Lipman, the founder of the Global

Outdoor Emergency Support, an app that offers tips for emergencies.

If you have them, eat foods that are high in fat and carbohydrates, which will give

you energy and help generate warmth, he added. That includes nuts, chocolate and

candy bars.

If you run out of water, drink melted snow, Dr. Mitchell said. But don’t drink

alcohol. It will disorient you.

Have wipes and a bottle handy if you need to go to the bathroom, Dr. Lipman said.

While your phone may provide a needed distraction, it is important to preserve your

battery so that you can make emergency calls, he said. Close your browser and any

other battery-draining apps.

Instead, you can distract yourself by doing small exercises in the car, which will

also help you stay warm, Dr. Lipman said.


What about pets?

Lean breeds, older dogs, and puppies are more susceptible to hypothermia,

according to the American Kennel Club.

Experts said you should include items for your pets in your emergency kit, such as a

blanket and food. While in the car, you could huddle with your pet for warmth.

Ideally, you can cover the pet with some form of insulation.

Be visible to rescuers.

When your engine is running, turn on your hazard lights or dome lights so rescuers

can see you, experts said.

The National Weather Service suggests tying a bright-colored cloth to your antenna

or door. When the snow lets up, raise the hood to signal for help.

Driving when the storm passes.

Drive slowly to avoid skidding, and note that it takes longer to decelerate in icy

road conditions, according to AAA. Accelerating too rapidly can cause wheels to

spin out of control.

Maintain distance from other cars, trucks, and snow plows.

Tire pressure drops in cold weather. Drivers should inspect tires monthly and before

long trips, according to guidance issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety








What to do if you’re stranded in your car in a snowstorm

It’s winter and there’s probably no more

hazardous season than this one. Most of us can

handle the iffy road conditions and know how

when it’s safe to drive and not. But, not all of us

know what to do if you get trapped during a

snowstorm. Imagine you get stuck in a white out

snowstorm and can’t drive any further, do you know how to survive being stuck in

your car during a snowstorm in the Northern Illinois winter?

For most of us, blizzards and more intense winter conditions are often experienced

at home through our windows while we’re curled up all cozy in our blankets. If you

find yourself trapped in your car, whether close to others or in an isolated area, you

need to know how to get yourself through the storm safety. Here are our tips for

waiting out a blizzard in your car.


Always be aware of road conditions

Before heading out anywhere, you should always evaluate the level of danger that

the driving conditions present. And you should weigh the importance of your trip.

Make sure to always check winter advisories and know what station the weather

channel is on the radio. You should also keep some winter tools and supplies in

your car to make sure that if you do need to venture out, you’re prepared in the

event that you would get stuck.

Sand or cat litter for emergency traction

Wool blanket in case of getting stuck, this helps with freezing temperatures

Extra boots if you are wearing inappropriate foot gear, your feet could freeze

Extra gloves, hat, scarf in case of being stuck in freezing weather

A portable phone charger and/or extra batteries

Ice scraper (two, one a long handled and the other a short, handheld version),

shovel, snow brush

Hazard triangles, LED flasher lights, and a good flashlight with extra batteries

Snacks, plenty of extra water, something to pass the time like cards or a game

First aid kit that you review, refresh and update frequently

Jumper cables in case your battery dies and you need a jump

What to do if you get stuck in a snowstorm

1. Don’t abandon your vehicle. If you are unable to move, or are unsuccessful in

getting your vehicle unstuck, stay where you are. A car is a good shelter.

Unless you know that there is a building nearby, just be safe and stay in your


2. Notify the authorities with your cell phone. If you have a phone, before your

battery dies, pinpoint your location with your GPS and tell the authorities

where you are and who is with you. Make sure to include relevant information

like how much gas you have and if you have food and water.

3. Make yourself visible to rescuers. Use a piece of colorful fabric, honk out

SOS in Morse code, but only if your vehicle is running to conserve battery,

stomp out help in the snow, or find some other way to notify passerby and

authorities that you are stuck and in need of help.


4. Clear the exhaust pipe regularly. You are going to want to run your engine

periodically, and if you let it clog, you could risk carbon monoxide poisoning.

5. Use gas sparingly. You want to run your engine to make sure your battery

doesn’t die and your fuel line doesn’t freeze. Be smart about how much fuel

you have left, and if the sun is out, take advantage of its natural warmth and

only run the engine at night.

6. Keep warm and put on the clothes and blankets that are in your vehicle. You

can also block off unused space and try to insulate the windows with whatever

materials you have in your car.

Once the storm passes, make sure to listen to the radio and evaluate the road

conditions to make sure it’s safe to set out. The most important tip we can give you

is to be prepared and to always make sure that it is safe to drive. Now that you

know how to survive being stuck in your car during a snowstorm, take on the winter

weather by getting your vehicle prepared mechanically at Bockman’s Auto Care.

It’s never too late in the year to prepare it for bad road conditions, emergencies, and

other unforeseen circumstances.

For more information click on Bockman’s



What to Do If Your Car Won’t Start in the Cold

Nov 4, 2019

Finally! The crisp, cold chill of winter has set in, bringing cozy sweaters, hot

cocoa... and cars that won't start. Yuck! When there's a cold front, the last thing you

want to do is bundle up and shovel snow off the driveway, only to realize your car

won't fire up.

But when the temperature drops, there can be a variety of things that make it

difficult for your vehicle to start. Learn how cold weather affects your car engine

and get tips to help ensure you're not left stranded.


Understanding Your Car

How Does Your Car Start?

When you insert and turn the key or push the "start" button, the car's starter motor

comes to life, powering up the engine with a heavy electric current it gets from the

battery. When the starter motor is energized, it pushes the pinion gear out and

engages with a larger gear.

When these two gears come together, they start to turn (hence the term, "turning

over the engine")—activating the pistons. The pistons move up and down, sucking

air into the engine. In turn, the engine computer sends fuel to the motor’s cylinders.

In the cylinders, spark plugs ignite the air-fuel mixture, resulting in combustion.

How Does Cold Weather Affect Car Engines?

Cold weather causes your car's oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, and other essential

fluids to thicken, preventing them from flowing freely through the engine. If you

have worn fuel or brake lines, moisture can seep in and cause your car's fluids to

freeze—which could lead to blockages that keep the engine from starting!

Additionally, cold weather increases electrical resistance, making it harder for your

battery and spark plugs to do their job. At 32°F, a car's battery loses about 35% of

its strength and at 0°F it loses 60%, reports AAA's Automotive Research Center via

Patch. When it's cold, starting an engine can take up to twice as much current as

needed under normal conditions, adds Patch.

How to Start a Car in Cold Weather

If your car is having trouble starting in the cold, don't panic! Try these methods to

get it going again.

"Cycle" the Key

Make sure the radio, headlights, heater, etc., are switched to “off,” so they aren't

pulling energy from your battery and engine. Now put the key in the ignition and

turn it from the "off" to the "start" position about ten times. You're "cycling the


key," which can help warm up the battery and starter. If this tactic doesn't work the

first time, wait a minute and try again.

Still, no luck? Let's give the battery a jumpstart.

Jumpstart Your Battery

Your battery may need a little pick me up. Call a friend, neighbor, second cousin, or

anyone that’ll come to your rescue and jumpstart your car. Just make sure one of

you has jumper cables!

If jumping the battery gets your car moving again, swing by for a free battery

check. There's a good chance your battery will call it quits again. A quick battery

check will let you know exactly how much charge remains.

Call Roadside Assistance

If your engine won't turn over even after holding the key in the ignition and

jumpstarting the battery, it's time to call for expert help. Call roadside assistance to

get your car towed to a Tires Plus store of your choice, where our friendly

technicians can diagnose and repair your car troubles.

How to Care for Your Car during Winter

Follow these tips to help prevent having a car that won't start in the cold.

Winterize Your Car

The experts at your nearest Tires Plus know how to prep a car for winter. Drop by

to get your battery, tires, and essential car fluids checked. Making sure these things

are ready to brave the cold can help you avoid surprises.

Pro tip: Making the switch to winter tires is a great way to help your car brave icy

roads and snowed-in driveways.


Keep It Covered Overnight

If possible, tuck your car into a garage or carport overnight. Covered parking not

only shields your car's exterior, but it also protects its inner workings by

safeguarding essential components from extreme temperatures. Warmer fluids flow

more freely, allowing them to do their jobs (such as lubricating the engine) more


Warm Up Your Engine

Letting your car idle in the morning is a hotly-debated topic. The fact is, newer

models don't need to idle for five minutes. However, to avoid putting unnecessary

strain on your engine, you should still let your car reach optimum temperature

before picking up speed.

The current standard for heating the engine is to a) start the car, b) wait 30 seconds

and, c) drive gently for the first few minutes. After a short, easy drive, most engine

components should be warmed up and ready to go!

Don’t Let the Cold Stop You

Don't wait until you're stuck in the cold! Get your vehicle ready for cold weather.

Visit your nearest Tires Plus for a Courtesy Check and if needed, an engine tune-up.

We'll make sure your engine is prepared to fire up the first time, every time.


Thanks for reading CE Magazine

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