Frigid Temperatures Affecting Vehicles

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

The extreme cold temperatures are keeping AAA workers on their toes. With the influx of calls, AAA is setting priorities to ensure people are safe.

When a call comes into AAA, one of the first questions asked is whether the driver has a warm place to wait. AAA representatives say stranded drivers will often get priority over those who may be at home or somewhere nearby to go.

AAA representatives are encouraging drivers to have a cell phone when going anywhere in case they do need a hand.

Dead batteries and flat tires are some of the more common calls AAA representatives are getting.

AAA says there are currently 4 trucks out on the road answering calls, and the wait shouldn't exceed an hour.


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  • by lynn Location: hixson on Jan 16, 2009 at 12:14 PM
    I found Kim's cold weather tips very useful (dripping with sarcasm). "Always carry your cellphone with you"? I leave work for home (30M) at 1:00AM and, where I drive, there is no cell service or On-Star! How about: keep extra clothes, matches, a jar candle, extra socks, gloves, headwear, etc.? I also keep a sleeping bag and glass chalk to write "HELP" on the windows if I need to. Try to keep in mind that many of you viewers live in rural areas that don't always have the conviences of those who live in the cities and have ready access to phones or AAA. Thank you, Lynn Hixson

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