YAKIMA--The weather in Yakima hasn't been too bad so far, but it will get really cold in the next few weeks. Drivers will need to take care of their car batteries.
Bryan Calamia of Interstate Batteries said it is important to keep the battery clean and fully charged.
"It's important that you do preventive maintenance ahead of time," Calamia said. "Make sure that your battery is in good shape before it goes down on you at the least convenient time."
Calamia said drivers should check their battery cables, fasteners and posts, and make sure everything is attached securely to the battery. Cold weather puts twice as much strain on a battery.