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Tips to prep your vehicle for safe winter travel

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BOZEMAN - The weather is looking harsh, and as we head into the holidays it means travel plans for many of us, or for people we love.

Tara Glasgow is the service manager at Billion Dodge Bozeman and offered some safety tips to help prepare before heading out.

“With the poor weather and the holiday season approaching, it’s always a good idea to have at least a half a tank or more in your car at all times,” she said.

Glasgow also emphasized that having routine things checked on your vehicle can save your life, such as batteries, all fluids, and especially your coolant.

“Make sure they have good tires on as well as good tire pressures set to place so no tire lights come on,” Glasgow said. “People should make sure that they clear all snow from their vehicles so that they do not have any visual impacts. Make sure their wiper blades are good.”

There are several other items necessary to have in your vehicle in case you find yourself in an emergency situation.

“It’s always a good idea to always carry extra gloves, boots, hats, and blankets in the vehicle. Not a bad idea to have water and maybe some snacks in them and keep a set of jumper cables,” Glasgow said.

Click here to check out a full list of things to have in your car.

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