As the cold temperatures settle in, car experts say it’s important to keep an eye on your car and keep up on preventative maintenance.

“When the weather starts to change is when everyone starts to look at their tires,” said Sam Jakabcic, regional manager of Conrad’s Tire Express and Total Car Care.

Low temperatures can deflate tires. Jakabcic reminds drivers to check their vehicle’s tire pressure at least once a month. Proper pressure can be found in the vehicle’s owner’s manual.

Corroded car batteries can also be bad news for your car.

“You can check where the cable connects to the battery and you can see where there’s an indication of corrosion,” said Jakabcic.

Corrosion is a yellow or blue substance that builds up along the battery’s terminals and can cause your battery to stop working properly.

“Bad windshield wiper blades can be a hazard, especially if you’re traveling, and it’s a snowy day and you have debris on your windshield,” said Robert Ross of AAA.

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