The pictures were taken just after 12 noon. No magic, no enhancement...that was the color of the sky. Pictures were taken with my trusty little Kodak Easy Share C330.
Car battery was bad and had to go. Even letting the car run for an hour didn't give the battery enough charge to last. I had no desire to get on personal terms with the OnStar receptionist or the tow truck driver who came to give me a jump start. Twice in one week was enough. Will see how the new battery does.
My car is a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, not yet 3 years old. Keeping all the gadgets going probably drains the battery a bit...at any time, 24/7, OnStar knows my mileage, how many miles I've driven on the present gas tank, how many mph I go on average, how many miles left on the present gas tank, % of life left in the oil, pressure in all four tires, etc. This took some getting used to.
Never had to use electric blankets on any of our cars and don't plan to start now...(visions of burning down the garage and house with it!) Also never had a car that failed to start no matter how cold it was in the winter...first time for everything.
Originally Posted by wellslipmystitches
Judy, Nice pics! From the shadow lengths, you must have taken them in the afternoon. The color of your sky is almost a cobalt blue in one frame. Did you use a filter or is that computer magic?
Your car trouble obviously isn't the battery. Did the mechanics use a computer to check the code problems? All they have to do is plug it in You didn't indicate the brand of car.
Used to have a Nissan - 4 on the floor - that I loved to drive, however, some kind of coil would always freeze in winter.
Be careful about warming the engine in the garage. Some people have used an electric light bulb hanging under the hood - till their garage and car burned up. Additionally, the car blankets that plug into the cigarette lighter or ??? work off your battery.
Here in ILL the school buses, parked outside, have a gizmo that plugs into a regular outlet and in zero and below temps keeps them ready to go in the morning.
My Chrysler van sits in the drive and I've never had a starting problem no matter the weather. Your vehicle should not do what it's doing. Wonder how low a temp it takes to bollix it up? Maybe you should find out if it's a widespread problem like Toyota had the last few years. Their logo should be 'We're Unstoppable'!