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Getting Your Car Ready for Winter
Written by Phyllis Smith
Last updated on October 25, 2013 @ 7:08PM
Created on October 25, 2013 @ 5:23PM

While you may miss those warmer temperatures, it seems like winter is coming at us fast, that's why experts want you to get your car ready for winter. Many mechanics said a lot of the problems you might have with your car in the winter can be totally preventable.

They said it's important to make sure your tires have got enough tread. You'll also want to watch out for your levels of antifreeze.They also said one of the most common problems they see in the winter is dead a battery.

Your battery could be good one day, but when it gets really cold,  that's a prime time to start seeing problems with it. If you catch these problems now, they said it'll save you a lot of money down the road.

Mechanic Eric Depoy said, "If you bring in your vehicle and have it checked, like on a service, we do a body point inspection. We can check your battery, all your fluids, top everything off, check your antifreeze, check your tires, your breaks, your wipers, everything."

Here are some more tips to make sure your car's ready for winter.

Get your car checked ever five to six months or get it checked every 3-5,000 miles. Make sure you've got an emergency kit in case you get stranded. Replacing your old wiper blades is also a good idea.

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