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How to Avoid a Dead Car Battery This Winter

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There’s nothing worse on a cold winter’s day than getting in your car, turning the key in the ignition, and…nothing. The cold weather can wreak havoc on your car battery, because low temperatures slow the chemical reaction that occurs inside the battery. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything you can do to protect your battery from the cold. Follow the simple tips below to help avoid a dead car battery this winter: Install a Battery Blanket: A battery blanket is wrapped around the battery and fits inside the battery cover, with a cord running from the blanket to a wall outlet. The purpose of the battery blanket is to produce enough heat to keep the battery fluid from freezing. You can also mount a trickle charger on the battery to deliver power to the battery while the vehicle is

The Snowmobile Survival Kit: What to do if You Break Down

What to do if You Break Down

Snowmobiling is a favorite winter pastime for countless people, but a breakdown at an inopportune moment can leave you stranded out in the cold. Even with proper snowmobile maintenance, it’s still possible to break down, end up with a dead snowmobile battery or run out of fuel. Before you take your snowmobile out this winter, be sure to review the snowmobile safety tips below for how to deal with a breakdown.   Stay With Your Snowmobile If you experience a breakdown, the first thing to remember is to stay calm. You may be tempted to start walking back to the trailhead (or your home, cabin, etc., depending on where you are snowmobiling), but before you take a step take a moment to think. If you don’t know for sure that the trailhead or other destination is within an hour’s walking

Power Wheelchair Safety Tips for Winter

Wheelchair Safety Tips

  More people than ever before are trading in their manual wheelchair for an electric power model, and it’s no surprise why: Not only are power wheelchairs easy to operate, but they also provide more mobility, freedom and independence than manual wheelchairs. However, as the weather gets colder and snow and ice begin to blanket the sidewalks and roads, power wheelchair safety becomes more important than ever. Before you or your loved ones head out in a power wheelchair this winter, be sure to review the power wheelchair safety guidelines below:   Be especially cautious when using your power wheelchair on ramps and slopes. Avoid steep inclines or declines (10%—20% gradient) unless they are completely dry and free from debris.   When climbing a slope, start out slowly and accelerate cautiously. When traveling down a slope, choose a low speed and stop

4 Tips for Fall Motorcycle Riding

Fall Motorcycle

Fall is here, and thechange in season also means a change in riding conditions. As the days get shorter and the temperature gets colder, it’s important to adjust your motorcycle riding habits in order to stay safe. Before you hop on your bike this autumn, be sure to review these four tips for fall motorcycle riding. Watch out for deer. Fall means deer season, and while that may be great news for hunters, for motorcycle riders it means additional road hazards to watch out for. Deer tend to be the most active at dawn and dusk, so be especially alert while riding during these times. Scan the sides of the road as you ride to look for deer, and remember your protective gear whenever you take your bike out.   Avoid driving through leaves. Falling leaves are a telltale sign

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