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Winterizing tips

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i plan on winterizing my caliber before i bring it up to north dakota. any thoughts about engine block heaters, engine oil, antifreeze and windshield washer fluid.
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Oils, fluids etc - just follow the manual - modern stuff is all season.

Block heater - yes, a good idea

If your battery is "older" replace it with a high end, high CCA, long warranty unit.
would a freeze plug work as well and what about the watts

This is what NAPA offers. Maybe some of our Canadian members could chime in with their advice.
If your battery is quite new then clean the post so no green corrosion shows. ( every autumn )

Recharge it to it's best with an automatic charger.

Fresh spark plugs, or clean ones with the correct gap.

The block heater is the best thing. Plug it 2 hours before you use the Caliber.

Fresh 5w20 motor oil and good strong filter ( metal end caps ).

Mine is able to start in Minus 35° Centigrade (-31°F) :smileup:

It's a good tough car for hard winters ;)
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