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TOLEDO, OH (March 20, 2019) – According to the calendar spring has finally arrived, and hopefully winter, and its tough driving conditions, will be in the rearview mirror. The winter of 2018-2019 challenged motorists and their vehicles throughout its three month rein, leaving more than 21,000 area drivers stranded, sometimes in sub-zero conditions. AAA’s Roadside Rescue Team helped drivers with dead batteries (5,791 calls), tire problems (2,908 calls) and keys locked in vehicles (1,854), but the number one service AAA provided was for tows (9,534 calls). Those vehicles experienced a more serious problem, one that routine vehicle maintenance may have prevented.
“Vehicle problems if caught early enough might be corrected before a vehicle breaks down, and often times the cost can be lower,” said AAA Tire & Service Manager, Rob Whitt. “Drivers should pay attention to the way the vehicle handles, also to any new sounds or smells, and if anything seems unusual, take it to a trusted technician for a check-up.”
AAA offers these post-winter car care tips to keep vehicles in top running condition:
Warmer temperatures will bring busier roadways and drivers should make sure AAA memberships are up-to-date and current. Drivers can request roadside assistance, identify nearby gas prices, locate discounts, book a hotel or map a route via the AAA Mobile app. To join, visit AAA.com.
AAA provides automotive, travel, and insurance services to 58 million members nationwide and more than three million members in Ohio. AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years. AAA is a non-stock, non-profit corporation working on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel, and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app (AAA.com/mobile) for iPhone, iPad and Android. For more information, visit www.AAA.com.
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