Drop in Temps Means Increase in Dead Batteries
AAA Prepares for Spike in Call Volume
Urges Members ‘Call Us before You Need Us’
AAA is preparing for a sharp increase in dead battery calls as temperatures decrease – and urging motorists to prepare as well. The colder it gets, the greater the strain on the car battery so, AAA says, a battery that started your vehicle yesterday might not do so today or tomorrow.
“The concern is that drivers and their passengers will become stranded in the extreme conditions, be unprepared and at risk,” says Amy Parmenter, spokesperson for AAA in Greater Hartford.
The average car battery lasts 3-5 years in New England so AAA is urging drivers to be proactive in an effort to ensure everyone’s safety. This winter, AAA expects to respond to thousands of calls for dead batteries - just in the Greater Hartford area alone.
Call Us Before You Need Us
AAA is reminding members that they can call at any time and, at no charge, a technician will come to your home or place of business to check your battery. If there is the need for a new one, it can be swapped out on the spot. No need to wait until you are stuck on the side of the road.
Also, drivers can get their batteries checked for FREE at any AAA Approved Auto Repair or our AAA Car Care in Southington.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
AAA is also reminding motorists to stock a 'Winter Emergency Kit' so, in the event of a breakdown, everyone can stay safe and warm while waiting for help to arrive.
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