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People are stocking up on winter driving basics

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YAKIMA, Wash-- When the alerts go out about winter driving a lot of the recommendations focus on the bigger items like snow tires, and chains.  But in Yakima people are stocking up on the basics.  

At the Auto Zone on Nob Hill the store manager says it's not tire chains that have been flying off the shelf, but items like winter windshield wipers.  Worn down windshield wipers may be able to handle a light rain, but they're not going to be able to keep your windshield clear of the heavy snow we're seeing.  Another popular item Monday was cold weather wiper fluid.  Rounding out the top most selling products are the snowbrushes and scrapers. 

The employees at Auto Zone say people have been pouring Monday because although we've known this weather was coming many have waited until the last minute to get their cars ready.

Winter wipers, and snow scrapers are what you need for driving around town, but of course if you're going to be on the highways you need to know what's required.  The WADOT is your best bet for keeping up with the highway rules.