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Cold weather car preps

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The cold weather is upon us, and you not only need to be prepared, but your car needs to get ready too.

Here are a few tips from Firestone Complete Auto Care to make sure your vehicle can conquer the cold safely.

1. Replace all-season tires with winter tires - If you can see your breath, it's time to switch. Even though there isn't snow on the ground yet, temperatures lower than 45 degrees cause your all-season tires to stiffen and lose traction, but the latest generations of winter tires remain flexible in freezing temperatures, improving traction and available grip.

2. Don't forget the filters - Oil, fuel, transmission and air filters are important to keep your engine running well. Check your owner's manual to see how often they should be changed.

3. Check your tire pressure monthly - For every 10 degrees the temperature drops, your tires can lose about 1 pound per square inch (PSI) of pressure. Monitor your tire pressure more closely during the winter time.

4. Keep your car washed - Keep the exterior washed and waxed to protect your vehicle from the elements as the seasons change.

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