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Winter car-care checklist: Interior

Windows: Clean with vinegar and water or automotive glass cleaner to cut through the dirt and haze; it may take a few times to end streaking. Check your defroster and rear-window defogger.

Floor mats: Clean thoroughly. For winter, substitute carpet remnants, which can be placed under a tire for added traction.

Upholstery: Clean the seats top to bottom and apply protectant to all leather, vinyl and fabric.

Instruments and bulbs: Check all dash lights and gauges when you turn key on. If all lights don't glow, replace necessary bulbs.

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