There is nothing on or in your vehicle that is made for the cold Oklahoma is about to experience.

Just as heat is detrimental to your vehicle, the arctic air of the polar vortex is just as bad. This is especially true if you're not familiar with how to maintain and operate your vehicle in this weather.

All in all, the basics of cold-weather driving are all about having a gentle hand. Just like you and I, everything moves slowly in cold temperatures.

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Because it's always worth the reminder, here's the quick Oklahoma winter vehicle rundown.

Oklahoma Winter Weather Vehicle Checklist

Whether you're driving across town or across the state, Oklahoma's winter weather has the potential to make your trip an unforgettable experience. While we focus mainly on the summer season conditions--not driving during the heat of the day, road surface temp, etc...--the winter here is just as concerning. Here's a quick rundown on the stuff you should check before braving the frigid cold in the Sooner State.

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Basic Driving Tips For Snow & Ice

While you would assume that these are common knowledge, you'd be surprised how many people haven't lived in a place where they would learn these skills.

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The Frozen Wichita Mountains

When Southwest Oklahoma gets a rare blizzard with serious snowfall, the mountains take on a fresh and stunning look. It's something we all get to experience thanks to the video and camera work of a few awesome locals with a stellar YouTube channel, The Pemberton Boys. They flew their drones and explored the mountains across SWOK while the views were grand, putting it online for everyone to enjoy.

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The EV Models From Oklahoma's Automaker Canoo

Just about the time you suspect you're living in the final future of any vehicle design, someone comes along and tosses a wrench into the general expectations. In the same way that everyone almost universally hates the looks when GM pushes out a new redesign, acceptance has been pretty hot/cold with Canoo. Initial plans are to offer three different vehicles for now, with others to follow.

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Here's What Each Walmart Emergency Color Code Means

Knowing when you should leave could save you a little stress and keep the family safe while you're shopping. Here's what you should listen for.

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