Experts warn of cold weather affects on vehicles

DAYTON (WDTN) — As temperatures continue to drop, experts say now is the time to make sure your car is ready for the winter weather.

According to AAA, there are several steps people can take to make sure their car is operating at peak efficiency when the weather gets colder.

“I think all people in this industry would agree that you need to get in as soon as possible before the cold weather,” said Jason Brown, the manager at AAA Tire & Auto. “Get your vehicle checked out, get fluid levels, tire pressures, get all of that inspected before weather gets here.”

“That way, you can prevent any breakdowns or the possibility of being stranded.”

Brown says checking a car’s battery is critical. Batteries over 4-5 years old often need to be replaced.

Experts say it’s also a good idea for people to make sure they have extra blankets, jumper cables and a first aid kit in the vehicle, in case there are any issues on the road. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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