(KCEN) -- With this winter blast, car problems are never far behind.
But there are things you can do to make sure you're safe on the roads, instead of stuck out in the cold.
First, you'll want to check your battery. At 32 degrees, batteries lose 35 percent of their power.
So check for corrosion and signs of weakening.
Next, check your tires. Air pressure goes way down in the cold.
And check the fluids in your vehicle. That means the anti-freeze and washer fluid. Without enough antifreeze, the water in your car's system could freeze up and cause major engine problems.
Most mechanics will take a look at your vehicle for free to check for cold weather problems.