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Winter Auto Reminders

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WAKE UP NORTHWEST - Along with preparing yourself to brace the cold, you should also take the time to prepare your vehicle to take on the winter months.

Being prepared could mean avoiding delays and possibly even crime, like warm-up thefts happening during this time, when cars are left running and unattended. 

So what should you have on-hand to be prepared?

We paid Roy's Ace Hardware a visit to learn about winter must-haves. 

"Some antifreeze, windshield de-icer is a good thing to have in the car, just in case. But i think the biggest thing you don't think about is something for traction if you do get stuck somewhere. like a bag of sand or just something to throw underneath the wheels to get you going again," said Rick Smith, Supervisor at Ace Hardware. 

A few other key items include an ice scraper, a blanket and chains for your tires. 

And here's an idea, with the holidays coming up you can put together a winter auto kit for your friends and family. 

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