never good to fix a car outside in the winter. whoever sold it to you probably ripped you off by not making sure it meets all the requirements of the law (unless you bought it from a private owner). chances you you will have no choice but the shop. good luck
IKR, got this car from a friend's cousin. I traded my broken car to him bc he wanted the rims. He then told me he'll find a car to trade w/ me bc I said any reliable car will do. He then traded me with this cougar that took him forever to find a car for me. I drove fine, until this one cold day it just gave up on me.