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Tips to winterize your car before cold temps are here to stay

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While protecting against dangers in your home, you also need to prepare your car for the winter season so you don't get stranded.

Glenn Predmore, owner of State Street Lube and Maintenance, recommend checking your anti-freeze and make sure it's good to at least 20 degrees below zero. Also be sure to check your battery, air pressure in your tires, wiper blades, and lights.

"When it starts to get cold like this take a can of aerosol silicone spray...spray around the weather strips on the door and that will help displace all the moisture and they won't freeze shut near as bad," Predmore said.

Predmore also says it's a good idea to have a safety kit in your car that includes blankets, an ice scraper, traction aid, and shovel.

Also, make sure your cell phone is fully charged just incase you get stuck.

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