Published: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 9:33 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
— The cold is keeping AAA emergency roadside crews busy.
From midnight to noon today, crews helped more than 250 drivers, most for dead batteries.
Crews are helping just as many or even more members tonight.
“It’s been pretty chaotic,” said Ron Reynolds, whose been working for AAA for about eight years.
“When temperatures drop like they have the batteries don’t seem to make it so we’re out running a lot of battery calls tonight, last night,” he said.
So far, he’s responded to eight calls in four hours, and is going from one to another.
“Just be patient with us. We’ll get to you,” he said of members waiting for service.
Some people accidentally leave an interior light on, which drains the battery, or other batteries are simply too old to handle the cold.
Reynolds said when batteries reach three to five years, they need to be checked and possibly replaced.
AAA offers the following tips to make sure your vehicle is prepared for the cold:
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