Chicago—November 18, 2004—Before you hit the roads this winter, prepare your car and yourself for the extreme weather ahead.
"Aside from the obvious items such as a snowbrush, windshield scraper and perhaps a small shovel, consider the following simple steps so your winter travels are safe," says Joe Wiesenfelder, Senior Editor of Cars.com.
PREPARE THE CAR
If you're due or overdue for any maintenance, be sure to do it now. Getting stranded is bad enough. Getting stranded in the cold or snow is simply miserable.
Specific things to check include:
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