Tips To Keep Cars Moving In Frigid Cold

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WESTERN NEW YORK – Many are waking up to more bitter cold temperatures Tuesday, and experts say that could lead to car trouble.

AAA Spokesman Dan Fisher said his company has received more than 1,000 calls on Monday, mostly from people in need of a jump start.

Fisher said motorists should leave extra time to get their car started in bitter cold weather.

“One thing not to do is just go start it up and turn it right off,” said Fisher. “We go to a lot of calls, in fact, where people will hit the remote starter but only let it run for about 10 minutes or so, and then it’ll turn off. That can actually be a detriment to the battery.”

AAA said it takes around 20 minutes for an alternator to fully change a battery.

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