AAA: Prepare Your Vehicle Now for Winter Weather

MADISON, Wisc. (November 3, 2017) – As winter weather begins moving into Wisconsin, AAA – The Auto Club Group urges motorists to ensure that both they and their vehicles are prepared for the snow, ice and cold.
“Winter weather can really take its toll on your vehicle,” says Nick Jarmusz, director of public affairs for AAA. “Car batteries are particularly susceptible to cold temperatures. The chemical reaction inside the battery slows as temperatures drop, making it increasingly difficult to create enough voltage to start a vehicle.” 

Faulty batteries cause more car starting problems than any other factor.  Make sure terminals are tight and clean.  If your lights seem dim or vehicle starts are sluggish, have your electrical system checked by a technician.  For maximum convenience, AAA’s Battery Service (available in most areas) can inspect and install a proper replacement battery in your vehicle at home or at work if necessary.

In addition to checking your battery, AAA recommends motorists do the following:







Additionally, AAA reminds motorist to drive cautiously during winter weather:
 The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 8.8 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois, Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 53 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.