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Cold weather precautions to keep your car in good working order

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Getting prepared for the bitter temps tomorrow doesn't just mean bundling up.

We can also take some preventative measures, especially with our cars.

KSFY News visited a local mechanic today to get some helpful tips.

Having your car break down on the road with the extreme drop in temperatures we're expecting Thursday could be dangerous.

We spoke with one mechanic who gave us a checklist of things to look at on your car to make sure it's in good working order.

Duane Lukes, service manager at Tires Tires Tires said "during the winter, making sure the anti-freeze is good, checking the batteries so you're not stranded out on the road. always check tires, just safety wise for driving conditions. you don't want a bald tire, you could lose control, letting the cars warm up is a big one right now."

Lukes said keeping an eye on tire pressure during the cold winter months is something many of us don't think about.

Putting nitrogen in your tires is one extra thing you might want to ask for the next time you take your car in for service.

Nitrogen holds up better than air in keeping your tires inflated when the temps drop.

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