WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Winter is just around the corner, which means it's time to get your vehicle ready for the cold weather.
AAA Mid-Atlantic is urging motorists to put the winter car emergency kits back into their trunks for another season of winter driving.
"October's chill is a harbinger of things to come. There is still time to do preventative maintenance before frigid winter weather swoops in unawares," said Jeffrey Boone, AAA Mid-Atlantic's Car Care Field Operations Manager. "Proper maintenance now can help you prevent much more costly repairs during winter."
Winter Car Care Checklist
• Battery and Charging System - Have the battery and charging system tested by a trained technician. A fully charged battery in good condition is required to start an engine in cold weather.