Winner, Winner, WINesday #3: International Carwash Association Winter Weather Tips + Giveaway

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Winner, Winner, WINesday #3: International Carwash Association Winter Weather Tips + Giveaway

We are all so busy getting ready for the holidays, it’s easy to forget that we also need to prepare our vehicles for winter! If you live in a cold area like I do (Idaho….brrrrrr!) then you might enjoy these awesome tips for winter prep:

International Carwash Association, through its Wash With WaterSavers consumer awareness campaign, is committed to promoting the importance of using eco-friendly carwashes that use less fresh water and return clean water back into the environment.

1. Wash and wax your car at a professional car wash – It may seem counterintuitive to get your car nice and shiny for what’s often the sloppiest season, but a thorough wash can remove harmful compounds that may cause damage when mixed with sand and road salt. Experts from the International Carwash Association also recommend a coat of wax for an extra layer of protection from the elements.

· Professional car washes can also save up to 20 percent of the amount of water you’d use by washing your car at home. They do this by treating and reusing their water, rather than releasing toxic chemicals and grime into the storm drains, which can often occur with pavement washing. Check out to see how professional car washes save water and help prevent pollution.

2. Check fluids – Check your coolant to make sure you have enough, as you’ll be left without heat if you don’t. Consult your owner’s manual to find the correct blend if you need to add more. It’s never a bad idea to keep extra coolant in your trunk in case of an emergency. Don’t forget about extra wiper fluid, either. It’s not expensive, so stock up!

3. Winter emergency kit – In addition to stocking your car with a scraper and brush, it’s a good idea to include a few provisions in case you get stranded in snowy and cold conditions. Pack extra blankets, hats and gloves, high-energy snacks like granola bars, drinking water and a first-aid kit. We have created an exclusive Winter Emergency Kit for you and one of your blog readers.

4. Test your battery – The next time you have the car in for an oil change, ask the mechanic to test your battery to make sure it can provide enough starting power once the temperature plummets.

5. Check your wipers – When sloppy weather hits, you’ll want to make sure you have strong wiper blades to see through the elements. Checking your wiper blades for wear and replacing them if needed can prevent huge visibility headaches once snow and sleet arrive.


The Giveaway: ONE lucky SheSaved reader will win this Winter Emergency Kit prize package featuring: 

·         32 oz. WaterSavers branded water bottle

·         Carabiner key chain

·         Medium flashlight

·         2 heavy duty AA batteries

·         19-piece first aid kit

·         Survival tool

·         Pocket knife

·         Emergency poncho

·         Emergency blanket

·         2 tea light candles

·         Safety matches

·         Survival instruction card

·         Mesh sack

Entry #1: Leave a comment answering this question: What one thing do you always do to prepare for winter?

Entry #2 ~ Subscribe to my daily email newsletter or RSS Feed (and if you already do, thank you … give yourself this entry as well)

Entry #3 ~ “Like” SheSaved on Facebook (and if you already do, thank you … give yourself this entry as well)

Entry #4 ~ “Like” WaterSavers on Facebook 

Entry #5 ~ Follow WaterSavers on Twitter 

… I will leave this giveaway open until Sunday night at 10pm, December 2nd (mnt time) if you can still comment…you can still win! (that means that if I haven’t closed it yet, and you are still able to comment, you are still entered!) … once closed, I will select one winner who will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK!!

*Disclosure: I did receive this product to facilitate my review. These opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by another person.

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I will select ONE winner from the first TEN people to comment on this giveaway to be hit with a -:¦:–:¦:–:¦:–:¦:–:¦:–:¦:–:¦:–:¦:-Snowball…but it’s a good thing! If you get snowballed, that means that you win an advent calendar for your family fully of yummy chocolate! So hurry to comment when you see the posts go up! I will be using to select a number between 1-10 to select the winner.There will be NO first comment winner today, instead it will be one of the first 10 to comment. Please respond if you get HIT as fast as you can as I will try to get these out for you right away :)

Getting hit with a snowball today is a good thing, because if you get snowballed, that means that you win an
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  10. What one thing do you always do to prepare for winter? lots of blankets

  11. I always check to make sure I have plenty of windshield wiper fluid in the car. Was with a friend once and her car ran out over a snowy mountain pass. We were having to get out and pour bottled water and later coffee on the windshield just to get it wet enough for the windshield wipers to get all the snow/mud spray off the windshield so we could safely see to drive! Never want that to happen again!

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  76. We don’t really prepare for winter since we don’t have winter really, but when there is a freak ice (literally when it’s 75F the day before or even that morning!) it throws us off.

    If we know there is a freeze we barely drip faucets and cover the plants.

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  90. I always switch over to snow tires.

  91. We have lived in Florida or Texas our whole lives so we really have not do anything special in the past. We recently moved to Oklahoma and a big box retailer has apprised us on the dangers of winter on Christmas. The first was our battery cracked when frozen and started leaking. He said that it was odd, but it was all the weathers fault! LOL so now, we are winterizing our vehicles!

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  94. Making sure we have plenty of firewood dried.

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  128. To get ready for winter we always change the filter in the furnace, check batteries in smoke detectors….

  129. Heidi Cress says:

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  146. I make sure to have my ice scrapper and extra gloves in my car and buy ice melt

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  149. We keep raking the yard and cut down the plants to get ready.

  150. I get some of those store bought fire logs :)

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  155. Winter in Florida is a hit or miss thing. I have a jacket in my classroom and my car just in case.

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  167. Get all my winter clothes out and ready

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  169. I change my windshield wiper blades and check the pressure in my tires.

  170. Clear out the garage so I can park my van inside because my van leaks!

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  175. Put antifreeze in my car so it doesn’t freeze up and cover my windows with plastic.

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  192. This is going to be really bad but there isn’t anything i really do. I SHOULD plastic windows that would help out with heating a lot and i should air check my house but i don’t. I do it once winter comes and it gets cold.

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  227. Throw a blanket in the car.

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  265. To prepare for winter I make sure my snowblower is gassed up

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  267. sandra pace says:

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  269. Get snow kit ready for power outage days…can foods, bottled water, flashlights/lanterns, batteries, kerosene for heater……

  270. I always check the tires to make sure they have enough tread for snow. I add a blanket to the trunk and make sure my ice scraper is in the car! One time I needed on and didn’t have one and it was a long wait defrosting the car before I could leave.

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  272. Put faucet covers on outdoors faucets put make sure cars have proper anti-freeze.

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  275. Christy Anderson says:

    I get out the blankets and space heater to prepare for winter!

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  279. This is so bad, but I don’t really do anything to get prepared for winter… I need to be better 😉

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  281. I make room in the garage to bring the plants in when it freezes.

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  283. I’m new to this cold weather area, and have been reading some of the comments. I had no idea that I needed to do anything other than keep a blanket & gloves in the car. I better get on it!

  284. We turn off the outside water and put away all patio furniture.

  285. Make sure we have a snowscraper and blanket in the car.

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  292. We wrap the outside faucets.

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  298. I always get new wiper blades. and check anti freeze.

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