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Getting your car ready for winter

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Kennewick, Wash.-  Winter is fast approaching. Taking the time now to get you and your car prepared for winter driving conditions can save you a lot of trouble on the road.

Tire chains are often required on the passes and it's important to know how to put them on before heading out. Mechanics say there are some things you can check now so you don't get stranded in bad weather later.

"Checking the battery, any time a batter is more than five years old you should probably replace it. get your car serviced up and get the oil changed. it makes your car start easier, says Les Schwab manager Phillip Volkman.

Volkman says studded tires and an emergency kit are also great things to have.