As you're packing up to head over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house, make sure your vehicle is prepared for the trip, including any snow, ice and cold temperatures you might encounter.

Here are three big items you'll want to check off your list — and they're much easier with a little help from O'Reilly Auto Parts:

1) Replace your windshield wiper blades. If they are streaking or skipping, it's time to replace them; poorly functioning wiper blades can reduce visibility and your overall safety. But O'Reilly Auto Parts' Professional Parts People can help you find the right wipers for your vehicle — and they'll even install them for you, if you like.

2) Free battery testing. Cold temperatures especially can put extra stress on car batteries. The last thing you want is to walk outside while visiting family and have your car refuse to start. O'Reilly Auto Parts' personnel will test your battery for free, and if it does need to be replace, help you find a replacement at a guaranteed low price.

3) Don't drive too long with your check engine light on. The check engine light could be warning you about any number of things, and while you need not immediately pull over when it turns on, ignoring it for too long can make the problem worse. Fortunately, O'Reilly Auto Parts' crew will scan your vehicle for free and tell you what triggered the light. They'll even help you find a professional technician, if needed.

It's part of O'Reilly Auto Parts' commitment to top-of-the-line customer service. At O’Reilly Auto Parts, you’ll not only get better parts at better prices, you’ll also get friendly and knowledgeable parts professionals. From replacement parts to tools and accessories, O’Reilly will help you get the parts you need and the great service you deserve.

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