What can I do to protect my car engine during the winter?

I just bought a new car, and oddly enough, I have to move to Alaska for a year for work. How can I protect my car's engine during the harsh Alaskan winter?

Answer
“That’s cool to hear about your adventure to Alaska! Enjoy it, as few other people get to go there in a lifetime.
To protect your engine while you’re there, you can do several things. The first is to let your engine warm-up after you start it for about two or three minutes. This allows the oil to heat up and lube the various components of your engine.
You might also want to get a tune-up before the winter to make sure all the components of your vehicle are working properly.
In addition, you should also consider the other parts of your vehicle. Make sure your battery is charged, pop some winter tires on your vehicle, throw an emergency kit in your car, and add towing and labor coverage to your car insurance policy.
Jerry offers industry-leading roadside coverage through Urgently. We’ll pay for an Uber for you if you order a tow and this peace of mind only costs $50 a year.”
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Answered on Aug 03, 2021
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