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Belowing Freezing Temperatures Affecting Cars

DAYTON -- AAA has had more than 250 calls on Tuesday.

Crews have been out helping folks with dead batteries, frozen doors and people locked out of their cars.

"It's kind of unbearable, I kinda would like for it to heat up a little bit, that would be great," said Chris Powers.

Powers will have to wait for it to warm up, but doesn't have to wait long for extremely cold temperatures causing problems for drivers.

"I've had to help jump a couple people but, knock on wood, nothing has happened to mine yet," said Powers.

That's exactly why AAA crews have been going nearly non-stop.

"It's probably one of the busiest winters we've seen in a decade," said Cindy Antrican, Public Affairs for AAA.

AAA has fielded hundreds of calls for dead batteries and frozen doors.

"The easiest way to take care of (frozen doors), just get a dry cloth, wipe it off and spray it with a lubricant," said Antrican.

Another big problem they're seeing is people locking themselves out of their cars.

"Just be mindful of where the keys are," said Antrican.

And be mindful of how much air is in your tires.

For every 10 degree drop in temperatures you lose a pound of pressure in your tires and that can be dangerous.

"In conditions like we experience like this morning and like I think we're gonna see in the next few days you want those tires right where they want to be, you know, to help you control your vehicle," said Antrican.

But if something happens, out of your control, just know AAA crews are ready and waiting to help.

"For us this is like getting ready for the Super Bowl, so they're geared up, they're ready for it," said Antrican.

To find out more about AAA or becoming a member, visit http://www.aaa.com/ or call 937-224-2888.

 
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