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Preparing your car for freezing weather

Posted at 6:23 AM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 07:23:06-04

TULSA - With temps reaching below freezing in Green Country this week, it’s important to remember those winter preps around the house and your car.

Keeping up on the maintenance of your vehicle will help guarantee you make it to your next stop safely.

Many are waking up to those bright lights going off on your dashboard, telling you your air pressure is low.

It’s something car experts warn you shouldn’t ignore.

Any time there are extreme weather temperature changes, it’s always a good idea to get a tune up on your car.

Having a mechanic check the breaks, tread depth on your tires, fluids including oil and anti-freeze, and the life of your battery.

“Extreme cold and extreme heat can shock a battery," said David Perlman, Manager at Robertson Tire. "You definitely want to get that checked for the winter because you could be out somewhere cold and stranded with it not starting.”

Your lights should also be on the check list to make sure the bulbs are good and the lenses are clean from road grime.

Windshield wiper blades is another part to check out.

Since they're made out of rubber, they can also harden and not work when you need them the most.

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