EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Now that temperatures are dropping and snow is falling, it’s a good idea to winterize your car before winter fully hits. Winterizing” basically means checking your car for low air in your tires. If it needs an oil change or has transmission issues. Don’t forget the small things like checking windshield wipers and fluids.

And even if you have a newer car, the same issues can still pop up. Paul Flogel, Automotive Technology Program Director at Madison College, says, “The suspension system is the same, the tires are the same, they all take oil unless it’s electric, so we maybe don’t have to worry about that but we still have cooling systems on our electric vehicles so that’s one thing to at least open the hood and find some sort of jug that has a level in it and just being aware of what your car is.”

Flogel also says you should always slow down on the roads in rainy or icy conditions.