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Safe winter driving predicated on performing one function at a time

Cars slide on a road in Albuquerque, N.M.,

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If the stormy weather leading up to Thanksgiving has you worried about safely navigating the roads in your car, the most effective way to mitigate risk is to throw on a set of snow tires.

When Car Nation spoke to Stephen Briere, the New York district manager for Firestone Auto Care, around this time last year, he said it’s undoubtedly the most important step a driver can take.


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As weather changes on LI so should your tires

Stephen Briere, the Westbury-based downstate New York district

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Long Island drivers are woefully unaware of the number one precaution they can take to prepare their cars for winter weather, according to one car-care expert.

Falling temperatures and icy conditions wreak havoc on cars, and many drivers respond by bringing their cars to technicians for checkups. But in addition to peering under the hood, drivers simply need to check their tires. Swapping...

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