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Do you know what you should be doing to get your car ready for winter?

Posted: 4:28 AM, Oct 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-03 14:22:30Z
Do you know what you should be doing to get your car ready for winter?

Winter is right around the corner, and although there's no snow on the ground yet, experts say now is the time to make sure your car is in peak working order.

AAA says you need to get all of the key elements of your vehicle tuned up this month and to raise awareness, the organization has dubbed October Car Care Month.

Experts recommend you check your car's Battery and charging system because batteries typically only last three to five years. 

You should also make sure the tread on your tires is not too worn down. AAA says worn tires are much more likely to hydroplane on wet or snowy roads. Getting the suspension and alignment on your car tuned up will help your tires wear better.

AAA also recommends you get your brake system checked, and your brake fluid replaced every two years. And you should make sure none of your fluids are leaking.

You also need to replace your wipers every six to 12 months, and check your washer fluid every month.

Finally, AAA recommends keeping your emergency road kit stocked with a cellphone charger, water, snacks, extra gloves/scarves, jumper cables, flashlight and a basic toolkit.