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ALBERT LEA, Minn. - Fall is here and it's a reminder that winter is right around the corner.
That means it's important that your car is ready.
October is the kickoff for "Fall Car Care Month."
It's a way to raise awareness for car owners to get your car checked and ready for winter.
That includes checking your battery, brakes, wiper blades and heater and defroster.
Local car experts say it's an easy thing to do that could prevent headaches later on.
“Freeze points, your washer fluid, your anti-freeze,” Vern Eide Chevrolet Parts Manager Brian Hanson said. “It's all a good thing to get checked before something and then it costs you more later on.”
He adds if you take your car in to be serviced, you can have a multi-point inspection done.
That will take care of your oil, fluids, such as anti-freeze, and check your tires and brakes.
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