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Tips for getting your car and home ready for winter

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Temperatures are cooling and winter is almost here.

Now is the time to make sure your vehicle and house are ready for the winter months.

Quick tips for your home:
  • Clear area around your furnace from debris and other items
  • Have a heating professional check your unit to ensure it is working properly
  • Check and replace furnace filter if necessary
  • Change the batteries in your thermostat
  • Have at least one working carbon monoxide detector in your home
Quick tips for your vehicle:
  • Check treads on your tires for proper traction
  • Ensure you have a strong, well working battery
  • Check belts and hoses for weak spots, they tend to crack easier in the cold
  • Top off all fluids
  • Keep ice scraper, snow brush, shovel, and salt or sand in your vehicle
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