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Three tips to get your car ready for winter

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Jim Casal of AAA Car Care Plus checks a car's battery Jim Casal of AAA Car Care Plus checks a car's battery
ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

With colder temperatures starting to settle on metro Atlanta, auto experts suggest that you make sure your car is ready for the winter.

AAA Car Care Plus recommends that car owners make three basic checks:

  • Tires: Make sure the air pressure is at the recommended level. Also check the tread for proper depth.
  • Battery: Ask your mechanic to check the battery to see if it has sufficient power.
  • Antifreeze: Make sure the condition, level and concentration of your vehicle's antifreeze is appropriate.

Jim Casal, facility manager at AAA Car Care Plus of Chastain Park said vehicles are affected by temperature changes just as people are.

"Hoses, belts, it's all rubber," said Casal. "So stuff dries out especially with the heat and the cold, it expands and contracts."

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