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The Real Cost of Preparing for a Blizzard

By Alex McIntyre - 2012-01-12T17:40:29Z

Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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Outfit Your Car

Brawdy advises replacing conventional car light bulbs with LED bulbs. "They draw one-fourteenth the power of a regular light bulb so you can put your flashers on and your battery won't run down," he says. Costs vary depending on your car model, but flasher LED bulbs start around $6 per bulb. You can also buy these items:

$8: Hopkins Subzero 23-in. Ice Hammer Snowbrush -- Amazon.com
$4: To get ice out of the keyhole of your car, Prestone Spray De-Icer, 11-oz. Aerosol Can -- Amazon.com

Running Tally: $2,649

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