Illustration for article titled What WWII Soldiers Went Through To Keep Trucks Running In Winter
Truck YeahThe trucks are good!

The US War Department released this video "Winterization Kits For Automotive Vehicles" when electric windshield wipers were noteworthy features, and after watching it I don't think I'm liable to take new-car technology for granted ever again.

These guys were lighting engine heaters with giant matches and using string-drawn tarps adjust intakes! The 2014 Toyota 4Runner I just drove had a button to heat the windshield wipers when they're icy... sure makes me feel like a pansy.


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