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Cold weather can take a toll on your car

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Tom Gieryic, Owner of Gieryic's Automotive Repair on Dawson Road Tom Gieryic, Owner of Gieryic's Automotive Repair on Dawson Road
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Cold weather is moving in and you need to make sure your car is ready for winter. Cold weather can take a toll on your car and you should get it checked before the cold air hits.

Mechanics at Gieryic's Automotive says checking your tire air pressure and anti-freeze should be top priorities for winter car maintenance.

"It's not good well below freezing point. Then you have a risk of the coolant actually freezing and when it freezes it expands. And when it expands it tears things up in the engine. And it can destroy an engine when it freezes," said Tom Gieryic, Owner.

Gieryic also says you can use an anti-freeze solution to keep your window shields from icing over. He also doesn't recommend warming up cars in closed garages. Lastly, Gieryic says remember to use they type of anti-freeze designed for your car.

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