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Is your car ready for subzero temps?

Burlington, Vermont - January 20, 2011

A major arctic blast is headed our way. And the cold weather can be tough on cars. Mechanics say people with short trips-- like just a few miles-- should start their vehicle a few minutes early so the battery can charge. Also, check your tire pressure. The cold weather can cause it to decrease drastically. And make sure to top off your windshield wiper fluid and gas tank.

"It's always been keep it full, so the condensation doesn't happen at the top of the tank. That water ends up at the bottom of the tank and you will end up with a frozen fuel line," said Ray Kaigle, of Kaigle's Citgo in Burlington.

Kaigle said during cold snaps in the past he would service an average of more than two dozen cars a day. But now that cars have more cold weather technology built in he says he will be lucky to fix one car due to the cold weather.

Matt Henson - WCAX News

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