Get your vehicle ready for what's in store this winter. 

With temperatures going down to negatives of 30 or lower, you don't want to leave yourself in a position where your car conks out on you and you're stuck on the side of the road.

Here are a few tips to make sure your car is winter ready this season.

"Best thing to do is go to a local shop. Get your block heater checked, your battery, all your hoses with fluid going through them, belts, pulleys. Everything!" explained Mason Schinnour of Sunrise Auto.

After checking your engine, you can also make sure that you have the right materials in your car in case you do experience an unfortunate breakdown.

"For sure a blanket, gloves, toque, candles are good so you can produce some heat, waterproof matches, booster cables because the guy coming to rescue you might not have those and survival kits are a good thing to look at," Schinnour commented.

The cold has the power to freeze your engine or reduce the efficiency of your block heater. Your vehicle can stall for other reasons as well.

"It can if it's your battery. If it loses its charge it can freeze and then it's no good. Fluids get cold and it's hard to move when it's cold. That's what block heaters are for. There is lots of good preventative maintenance but you got to just come in because some are vehicle specific."

The overall sense is you should make sure you are getting your car checked out by a certified professional going into this cold season. The last thing you may want is to be stranded without the proper equipment to keep you warm while you wait for a tow.

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