With cold weather blanketing much of the country, here's ten easy steps you can take to make sure your car doesn't get you stranded and frozen on the side of the road this winter.

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10.) Assemble A Winter Survival Kit

9.) Check Your Car's Brakes


8.) Make Sure Your Car Is Properly Tuned

7.) Inspect Belts And Hoses


6.) Check Lights, Heater And Defrosters

5.) Check Your Tire Pressure


4.) Service Your Battery

3.) Inspect Your Windshield Wipers And Washer Fluid


2.) Check Your Antifreeze

1.) Check Your Oil

[Sources: Cars.com, Consumer Reports, National Weather Service]