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Tips for your car as cooler temperatures come

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With the fall season among us, winter temperatures are just around the corner. Some early mornings are already in the low 40s - meaning the heat is likely running in a lot of cars on their ways to work. Car troubles would not only throw a monkey wrench into a busy morning, but would also be a hassle with increasingly cold weather.

Aaron Potter with Witham Auto said there are a few things to keep in mind this time of year. He advises to check the oil regularly and also the antifreeze. With snow and ice coming, checking the tires often is recommended as well as the wiper blades.

On a regular basis, Potter said people can be doing things every day to keep their cars in good shape. Tires and tire pressure should be checked and even referring to the owner's manual isn't a bad idea.

Even for those who see cars as a foreign subject - checking warning lights is a simple and easy way to avoid complications.

Potter also said there are many misconceptions when it comes to cars and weather, like with car batteries, for example.

"We see as many batteries fail during the warmer months and summer months as we do in the winter months."

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