Three Simple Steps to Prepare your Vehicle for Winter

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If I can do these things you can, too. And with winter coming the last thing anyone wants is to be stranded on the side of the road.

AAA says follow these simple rules and you'll be be protecting your family and your wallet.

#1: Check all five tires. That's right that spare hiding in the back of your vehicle is one of the most overlooked items.

When your car hasn't been driven recently take a tire gauge and check the tire pressure. Tire pressure info is usually located on a sticker on the driver's side door or in your owner's manual.

Also check the tread depth and overall condition, looking for uneven wear or abnormal bulges.

#2: Have a technician check your car battery since they lose a lot of power in cold weather.

Make sure the terminals these little posts are clean and check the cable connections. Most batteries last about 5 years.

And last but not least, replace your windshield wipers and make sure you have washer fluid.

Nothing's worse than not being able to clear your windshield and see where you're going.

AAA says if you do these three things and get your car regularly serviced, you shouldn't be blindsided by some sudden problem.

AAA also points out if you make sure all your tires are properly inflated you'll improve your fuel economy, saving as much as 10 cents a gallon at the pump.

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