Snow in the High Country, and even some off the mountain, is a good reminder to make sure your car is prepared for what's to come.

The folks at offer some suggestions to make it easier to get around in the cold and snow.

Make sure you windshield wipers are in good shape, to deal with the salt and gunk from driving treated roads. Also be sure your wiper fluid is full and won't freeze.

Check your battery, make sure it's ready for the cold cranking needed to get going.

Tire pressure and good tread on your tires is essential for getting around in the winter. If you need new tires, consider snow tires or even studs. Also make sure your spare tire is in good shape and ready to go.

Check your anti-freeze and consider a thinner oil during the cold winter months.

Carry an emergency cold weather kit in your car, consisting of a blanket, flashlight, first aid kit, hat and gloves, flares, jumper cables, tire changing equipment, additional wiper fluid, shovel, sand or cat litter to help get traction when stuck in slippery conditions.

Also keep your Keep your gas tank full, phone battery charged and an ice scraper handy.