As Stella Bears Down, Heed Our Winter Car Advice

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CARS.COM — As Winter Storm Stella dumps as much as 3 additional inches of snow in the Midwest today on its way to the Northeast – where things are looking to get really deep – we’d like to remind you of some of the snow-specific car knowledge we’ve dropped on you this winter.

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Starting over the weekend in the Northern Plains and moving through the Midwest, Stella continues to scream across the country like Brando in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The “classic Nor’easter” is expected to dump between 1 and 2 feet of snow on New York, Boston and beyond.

“Just in case you thought winter was over,” said meteorologist Ari Sarsalari, “yeah, it’s going to be a pretty stark reminder that we’re still there.”

First, here’s how to free your car from the snow, and get the snow and ice off without damaging it…



Next, heed these tips for safe driving in the snow…

And, finally, always keep these things in your car during the winter to avoid being stranded…



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