Cold Weather Causes Car Problems

By: James Sparvero Email
By: James Sparvero Email

Frigid temperatures are creating all sorts of problems for local drivers and their cars.

And that means another busy day for area towing companies.

Tow truck drivers respond to hundreds of calls across the Valley, many of them related to cars that won't start, or they're starting but won't run.

That's causing mechanics to replace a lot of batteries.

The demand is so large that some local towers fell behind, even as they keep all their employees working.

"We're running a little behind because of the volume. There's so many calls," says Gary Caldwell, owner of Gary's Towing and Auto Repairs. "And we have a little trouble once in a while getting our trucks started and keeping them running, too. We're just same boat as everyone else."

At this time, Caldwell says his drivers will help anyone stranded on the road before assisting people with their cars at home.

He credits his staff for serving every call they've received since Monday.

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