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Winter is coming.. Is your vehicle weather ready?

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Although it's definitely not snowing yet, it could within the next few weeks.

To prepare for it, are your vehicles weather ready?

Princeton Fire Captain Keith Gunnoe suggested taking your vehicle to get updated for the winter weather. He said it's always smart to have your antifreeze and air filters serviced before the snow hits and if traveling overnight he suggested keeping an emergency kit in the trunk.

"Be mindful, if you're caught in a snow drift and you choose to stay in your car, you can't get out to go somewhere to keep the snow away from the exhaust because there's been cases of people getting carbon monoxide poisoning while it's running," Gunnoe said.

He also advised buying special ice and snow windshield wipers for the cold months ahead.