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Cold weather takes its toll on cars

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Sub-zero and wind chills can take a serious toll on your vehicle.

That's why experts suggest a cold weather check. They say during these cold temperatures it is important to check fluid levels and make sure your tires are fully inflated.

Experts also recommend making sure your car battery is fully charged.

"When you get these sub-zero temperatures they are just at their maximum levels of operation," David Knetter, Service Manager at Brickners in Wausau said. "So, it's a must that you have good coolant in there, good batteries, with the chemicals inside the batteries just to keep it maintained through the winter and these cold temperatures."

Knetter also says it is important to let your car warm up before hitting the road. They say giving the engine a chance to run will help maintain your cars performance.

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