When you go to start your car, turn the headlights on if you can to get a little trickle of heat to the battery. Then, after 10 seconds, turn the key. If the car doesn’t start, wait 10 seconds before you try it again. Do not hold the key on for a long period of time. If your car is fuel injected, do not pump the gas pedal. Once you get it started, let the vehicle run for a few minutes to warm-up and thin the oil and fluids.
The biggest breakdown issue is a dead battery as you go to start your vehicle. The second biggest issue is the serpentine belt coming off your motor. The serpentine belt controls everything on your motor including your power steering. The belt is probably worn and will need to be replaced.
Tow truck drivers report dealing with frozen radiators due to out of date antifreeze. Hopefully, you filled your windshield washer fluid with proper fluid that won’t freeze and replaced poor wipers. If your wipers are on your headlights are required by law to be on, as well.
In the super cold weather make sure you have your fuel tank at least half-full to cut down on the chance of fuel line freeze-up and you’ll have gas to run your motor from time to time if you become stranded.
When driving only use your cruise control on a completely