What car repairs should I have done before winter?

What car maintenance should I do before the start of winter? I've read that you should always prep your car for winter.

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“Before winter hits, you can make sure your car is in tip-top shape by doing the following repairs and maintenance:
  • Test your battery and replace as necessary.
  • Check your tire tread and consider winter tires.
  • Replace your windshield wipers.
  • Replace your headlights, high beams, and tail lights.
  • Pack a winter emergency car kit.
In addition, you may want to take your car in for a regular inspection and an oil change, especially if the weather is going to get extreme or significantly cooler in the next few days or weeks.
It’s also a good idea to review your car insurance policy. Some policies exclude coverage for winter-weather related accidents. If you want the peace of mind knowing you’re covered for winter-related events, try using the Jerry app. Jerry compares rates from the top providers and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes. Jerry will make sure you’re paying the lowest price for the coverage you want.”
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Answered on Aug 30, 2021
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