Cold weather’s coming...is your car ready?

Pretty soon, the frost will be on the pumpkin and that should signal it's time to start thinking about getting your vehicle ready for the colder weather ahead.

Here are some fall car care tips from the experts at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), who warn motorists that winter is a dangerous time for an automotive breakdown.

• Begin with the basics. Review your owner's manual and follow the manufacturer's service intervals.

• Replace worn wiper blades and keep plenty of washer fluid on hand. Check that all lights and bulbs are working.

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