Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Cold Weather A Big Challenge For Car Performance [AUDIO]

In this extreme cold, some New Jersey motorists may be playing turn-the-key roulette.

Matt Cardy, Getty Images

AAA-Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Tracy Noble says they will get about 500 more calls for help from motorists on a day like today. And, she says, the majority of those calls are for a dead battery.

“At zero degrees, a car’s battery loses about 60 percent of its strength, yet the engine needs about two times more power to start.”

Noble says the wait time for service ranges anywhere from a half-hour to an hour. She advises drivers to think about critical components of their vehicle, such as the battery and tires before they become a problem.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.