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Tips to stay safe as temperatures drop

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

Safety, especially on the roads, may be a concern for folks as the weather gets colder. 

Here are a few things you can do to stay safe: Make sure to inflate your tires. As the temperatures drop, the air contracts and could cause your tires to go flat.

Make sure you have recently checked your battery.

After three to four years, the likelihood of it dying goes up.

"The fuel tank should be kept full in really adverse weather, not for condensation purposes, necessarily, if the car is driven normally, but to provide back-up fuel if you get stuck in a situation where there's no help," said Terry Beachler, owner of Beachler's Auto Care.

Beachler also recommends checking your anti-freeze and coolant.

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