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winter weather: snow, swamp, potholes

STATEWIDE — With this winter’s frigid temperatures and recent snowfall, you are probably relying on your car to keep you warm and safe on the roads.

So, even though you have probably seen them all before, continue reading for some reminders on how to protect your car this season.

Find other tips, including ways to access your car if the doors or locks are frozen, here and here.

Keeping Your Car Running

1. Have Backup Supplies Available (antifreeze, flashlights, ice scrapers, snow brushes, tire pressure gauges)

Pouring antifreeze. Filling a windshield washer tank with an antifreeze in winter cold Source:Getty

2. Routinely Test Your Battery

auto mechanic installs a car battery under the hood of a car. Car maintenance and repair Source:Getty

3. Check Your Oil

Car Engine Oil Dipstick Check Source:Getty

4. Head to the Car Wash to Remove Salt

Cropped picture of a worker washing a car with a water jet gun at station. Source:Getty

5. Get New Tires/Upgrade to Winter Tires

Close up of winter tires at vulcanizing workshop. Source:Getty