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Winter Car Storage TipsMaybe you're putting your classic ride away until spring comes back so you can drive on snow-free roads. Perhaps you just need to keep your car ready to start at a moment's notice, even when the temperature stays below zero at the warmest part of the day.

Either way, winter weather brings a whole new set of challenges for cars. Let's go over what you need to do to keep your precious automobile from becoming a two-ton paperweight.

Clean Everything

Because you may be covering the car with a tarp or dedicated car cover, give it a good wash and wax. Do it by hand, too; you're going to be way more thorough than an automatic car wash. As the cover moves around and is taken on and off, it can scrape up your car's paint.

When and When Not to Use Let's start with this: Tire chains aren't legal everywhere. That would be the first "When Not" to use tire chains. Before you even set out to buy some, check if you're eveen allowed to put them on your car.

Tire chains are great in snowy weather, but pavement will destroy them, and some roads can experience damage from the chains. They could also destroy your tires or your wheels, brakes, wheel wells, and undercarriage. Make sure you can use them on your vehicle.

Now that we've gotten that out of the way, assuming it's legal for you to use them and your car can work with them, let's go over some rules:

The Duesenberg LegacyHave you ever heard someone say, "it's a doozy?" That term exists thanks to Duesenberg, the automobile company, coining the phrase, "it's a Duesy!"

The Beginnings

Duesenberg Motors Company was founded in 1913 by brothers August and Frederick Duesenberg in St. Paul, Minnesota. Initially building racing engines and cars, they moved to Elizabeth, New Jersey, when they received a lucrative government contract heading into World War I.

Once the contract ended, they moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, to get back into racing. What's incredible is that the brothers were entirely self-taught, yet garnered a reputation for building some of the finest racing engines and cars the world had ever seen.

Resale Values of Electric VIn 2006, a film was released titled "Who Killed The Electric Car?" After unpleasant vehicles like the GM EV-1 came and went, the automotive community silently went back to internal combustion engine refinement, and electric cars receded into our collective memories.

Then came Tesla, and we realized electric cars could be fun. Also, we realized cars are polluting the atmosphere. With that being said, as pervasive as electric cars are becoming, the electric car is still a relatively new technology.

For people interested in using electrons to power their vehicles instead of small, controlled explosions, use EVs are an option, though EV prices are climbing.

Where Do Electric Vehicle BThe main components of electric vehicles are much the same as conventional cars — except for the batteries. Gas-powered vehicles use lead-acid batteries that are recyclable, but disposing of lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries is a bit more complicated.

EV batteries are bigger and heavier than regular batteries. They are dangerous because lithium-ion cells can explode during disassembly. This potential for disaster may be one reason only five percent of EV batteries are recycled.

How to Dispose of EV Batteries

EV sales may reach more than 45 million by 2030. Some carmakers plan to phase out combustion engines in a few decades. Yet, the US has no established mandates for recycling EV batteries.