Experts offer advice on prepping your vehicle before winter weather hits

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- With colder winter weather right around the corner, experts are offering tips on how to keep your vehicle running during the drops in temperature.

Lilla Mason with AAA (Triple-A) in Lexington know all too well about the risks your car can take if not maintained properly during winter.

"It's coming, and it’s better to be prepared than to be caught."

Mason says simply checking your tire pressure can keep you driving safe and using most of the tread your tire has. Experts say for every ten degrees the temperature drops a tire loses a pound of pressure.

“The amount of tire that’s on the road is the same as a size nine shoe. That’s not very much, that’s you and the traction, and that’s all the traction you have.”

Triple-A says keeping an emergency kit in a vehicle can also keep you safe in the case you get stranded.

“Think of your body, a blanket, things you can put on yourself," says Mason. "Maybe you’re in street clothes, and you got stranded. Well, you need some really warm stuff to keep you your body warm if your car isn’t working or if you’re having to not use your heater.”

She says emergency kits can be found at most stores.

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