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Does Your Car Stay in a Garage in the Winter?

When January temperatures dip below zero, sometimes it's hard to get your vehicle started, especially if you keep it outside. Keeping your car in a garage overnight is often your best bet for ensuring it will start easily in the morning. Do you keep your car in a garage at your home?

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LeanneLand LeanneLand 8 years
I wish I had a garage - I *hate* scraping my car every morning!!!
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
Yes, especially if there is inclement weather, my dear MINI goes in the garage.
verily verily 8 years
Where's the "No, I don't keep my car in the garage" option? I live in Central Texas. The only time I would consider sticking my car in my garage is when hail is forecasted.
Zulkey Zulkey 8 years
there are so many things we love about our new(ish) house--a basement is great, the layout is wonderful but living in Chicago, nothing beats having your own attached garage. We thank dog every snowy day for it.
magickalrealism magickalrealism 8 years
I would love to have garage parking, but right now, it's not in our budget.
nope, no garage, but it is getting bad enough, that we are talking about building one!!We have put so much into this home, we are not leaving!
QueenMargot QueenMargot 8 years
Thankfully it doesn't snow in my country!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Both of our cars are parked in our garage all year long. It's actually more important in the Summer here than it is in the Winter.
Carrie14884290 Carrie14884290 8 years
I have a garage, but it's my gym! My truck has an engine block heater, kind of a necessity here in Montana.
Txredd Txredd 8 years
Living in Northeast Texas, we don't get snow often (usually every few years) but do get cold winter temperatures with occasional sleet and sometimes hail. We don't have a garage, but it would be SO nice to have one. :)
mariposa23 mariposa23 8 years garage + michigan winter = NOT fun...but i'm moving to los angeles soon so bye bye snow, ice and scraping my car for 15 min in the morning before heading out to class... :)
esmerb esmerb 8 years
I live in Central Texas so we don't have brutal winters at all, but I still really want to own a home with a garage.
radmama27 radmama27 8 years
I do not have a garage, some day I will when I am a homeowner!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
The house my husband and I currently live in doesn't have a garage, but before I got married my parent's house had one, but we never used it to store the cars... my Dad always took it over with all of his tools/toys. Go figure!
amers230 amers230 8 years
yes i do, but i'm incrediby spoiled. i still live with the parents and my mom and i both park in the garage with my dad parking in the driveway behind me, far enough down though that i can still get out. at some point he got tired of me complaining about scraping my car every day in the winter haha.
valancyjane valancyjane 8 years
I think that car in the foreground is my car! It's almost the exact shade of blue, at least. But mine's never had that much snow on it ... darned mild N.C. winters. We've never had a garage but I'd love one ... more for storage than anything else!
Home Home 8 years
Ha! CoralAmber, that's actually the state of my garage as well!
psterling psterling 8 years
My husband is from Washington where everyone parks in their garage because of the weather. We currently live in California, where I'm from, and where people almost exclusively use their garages for storage. When we bought a house we argued over where to park. He won, but we're the only people on our street who park inside.
KirbyBoom KirbyBoom 8 years
LOl at CoralAmber, was just gonna say the same thing!
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
This is the first time I've ever had a garage and I am soooo happy. Granted, the south doesn't have brutal winters, but we do have the occasional icy windshield and 'can't-get-the-door-open' mornings. Yay for my garage!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Thankfully, I have a garage at home!
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 8 years
We have too much stuff in our garage to park the car in there so it sits outside covered in snow. When it gets really cold, we just plug in the engine block heater overnight and the car starts up fine in the morning.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
My garage is basically storage at this point. I don't think I ever parked my car in the garage.
ualili ualili 8 years
I park my car in our garage...but it's more to protect it from the desert heat in the summer than the cold. I've burnt myself with a hot seat belt one too many times!
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
What about," I have a garage, but it's so full of junk that we'll never get a car in there?"
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