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Photos: Ten ways to make your car winter-ready -- and avoid killing yourself or someone else

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Number 8: Don't forget to check your spare tire If you need to use your spare tire, you don't want to find out that it is flat. Number 7: Keep a tire pressure gauge in your vehicle at all times.... and check pressure when tires are "cold" -- meaning they haven't been driven on for at least three hours. Continue to keep counting down the ten ways to make your car winter-ready -- and avoid killing yourself or someone else.
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