Winter weather tips for you and your car

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Temperatures have cooled down a bit recently which may get you thinking ahead to winter.

While winter in New Mexico is pretty nice compared to a lot of places around the country, it can still get pretty cool and snow does fall. Some places even see heavy snow and cold temperatures that could leave you in a bad spot if you get stuck.

Professionals recommend checking your tires, battery and lights, as well as your antifreeze levels. If your windows are icy, be sure to have a scraper on-hand and fill up with de-icer windshield washer fluid. Don’t use your windshield wipers to clear ice.

When the roads are icy and snowy, remember to slow down and stay vigilant. If your speed isn’t safe for road conditions, even if that speed is below the posted speed limit, you can be ticketed for going faster than what’s safe for those conditions.