So far, we’ve lucked out when it comes to winter weather, but that will likely change. Troy Christianson with the Minnesota State Patrol says it’s a good reminder to make sure your vehicle is ready for winter.

“Check your tires, check your windshield wipers, check your fluids,” said Christianson. “Also make sure that your tires are properly inflated.”

Christianson says when snow and ice do come to make sure motorists allow themselves extra time to get to their destination and to leave plenty of space between themselves and other vehicles.