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My truck is stuck on top of a rock wall with a sheet of ice and snow on it, help

If you live in the frigid north of places like MN you probably slip in the winter time. I somehow got my truck (Silverado) stuck on top of a rock wall with a layer of snow on top of ice. How do I get ...
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Can you “warm up” an electric car in icy weather?

I'm in New England, and the latest snow/sleet/ice storm just left four inches. I did what I usually do with my two conventional gas cars: start them, move them to the street, clean off most of the ...
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Cheap way to remove scratches made on tinted window inside of car?

What is the most cost efficient way (if any) to visually remove, or reduce as much as possible, scratches made on a tinted window inside of a car? The car is old, it does not matter if it's not ...
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Keep control cables from freezing on snowblower

Context: I have a Husqvarna 1830HV snowblower. The chute is controlled by steel cables a lot like bike brake cables. They work almost exactly like bike brake cables, in fact, except for the fact ...
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Keeping windshield ice-free without heater

What options are there to keep the windshield more or less ice-free during extreme cold (-30 degrees) without using the heater of the car? We are currently on a road trip through the Baltic states ...
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How to best deal with ice buildup on inside front window of car?

No I am not trolling. Unfortunately I don't have a garage or underground parking and as such the car is exposed to the elements in winter. Recently to my bafflement I have had ice buildup all over the ...
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Can I use a car wash to de-ice my car

Scraping my windshield every morning during winter months is a cumbersome and time-consuming task. I had the idea that I could just drive through the car wash (I have a membership) every morning to do ...
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Using 4wd on snow/dry pavement bad for 2012 Pathfinder?

Just bought a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder LE. I live in Colorado where the weather can be pretty random and very location specific. This creates areas of the town where snow may be covered in some areas ...
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Have any systems been created for electric cars to intentionally reduce torque in icy conditions?

So, I daydream quite a bit about owning a Tesla Roadster, then it hit me. What happens when it's icy and I need to go get groceries? Well, in my Lotus Elise, I could easily just pop the thing in ...
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Will putting de-icer spray in the washer bottle remove ice from my windscreen?

I have no screenwash, and my water in the washer bottle keeps freezing up, and I can't get to the shops for a few days. It says nothing about the ingredients, but it says it has "Bitrex" for ...
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Why is my car so icy in the winter?

The car is a 2004 VW Passat B5.5. The last few days have been colder than usual where I live (below 0 degrees Celsius). The outside of my car has been covered in ice in the mornings and I use a ...
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Frozen windshield wiper fluid on road trip

We are driving in a winter storm and our old wiper fluid is frozen. We picked up some de-icer fluid from a gas station but it has not yet unfrozen the fluid. Any suggestions for an on the road fix? ...