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Preparing your car ahead of winter

The manager of 12th Street Auto Care Center discusses how to ensure your vehicle is prepared for winter.
Published: Nov. 5, 2020 at 5:00 AM CST
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - AAA reports checking your car periodically can help prevent a breakdown in cold weather. The company is recommending drivers go through a checklist to figure out what their car needs before the weather turns cold. The harsh weather conditions make a car work harder, especially the starting system, headlights, tires, and windshield wipers.

Drivers are encouraged to do several things before the cold weather hits:

-Clean any corrosion from the battery and cable connections. Have the battery checked by a professional.

-Replace worn windshield wiper blades.

-Inspect all lights and replace bulbs if necessary.

-Examine your tires for tread depth, uneven wearing, and cupping. Check the pressure in all four tires.

-Carry an emergency kit equipped for winter weather that includes things like snacks, a snow shovel, blankets, a flashlight, and jumper cables.

The manager of 12th Street Auto Care Center discusses how to ensure your vehicle is prepared for winter.
The manager of 12th Street Auto Care Center discusses how to ensure your vehicle is prepared for winter.
The manager of 12th Street Auto Care Center discusses how to ensure your vehicle is prepared for winter.

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