AAA: Take Extra Steps To Protect Your Car In Frigid Weather

With the high temperature for Thursday expected to be a whopping nine degrees, AAA of Michigan is reminding drivers to take a few steps to make sure their cars will start. Spokesperson Gary Bubar tells WSJM News you should do a few things to help out the battery.

“Folks need to remember that at zero degrees, the starting power of your battery is going to drop about 60%,” Bubar said. “So, if you can, start your car once in a while. Keep it warm if it’s possible to do that.”

Bubar says if the battery is more than three years old, you may have a problem with it. Also, park in a garage if possible, or try to keep your car out of direct winds. You may even want to put a tarp on the hood. Finally, make sure the gas tank is at least half full. Otherwise, you could wind up with frozen lines.