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Winter Vehicle Preparation

With one storm finishing up and the next on the horizon, the CHP reminds people that they should take steps to winterize vehicles in order to make driving a safer. CHP Officer Justin Barnthouse says be sure to check your anti-freeze.

Click here to listen to Officer Justin Barnthouse

Because of wet and slippery road conditions, Barnthouse says that tires should be on the winterizing checklist.

Click here to listen to Officer Justin Barnthouse

Barnthouse says visibility is important so be sure to check your windshield wipers and fluid.

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Snowy conditions often lead to no traction so be prepared with snow or all season tires. If you don’t have four-wheel driver be prepared.

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A number of basic checks can also save you time and discomfort if something does go wrong.

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Officer Barnthouse also says to keep in communication with people so they know where you are.

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And the number one rule when driving in wintery conditions is to be patient and plan to take extra time to get where you are headed. It’s better to be a little late than be in an accident.

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