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Good Question: How Often Should We Start Cold Cars?

On Monday, AAA and mechanics across the Twin Cities were flooded with calls from people whose car batteries had died. So, that had Jeff from Minneapolis and Kristen from Cottage Grove wondering: How often should we start our cars when it’s this cold? Paul Hagen, owner of Hagen’s Auto Body, says cars are made very differently from twenty years ago, making them more likely to start in the cold.

01/06/2014

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Experts Warn Of Frostbite, Dead Batteries In Cold

There’s cold. And then there’s subzero, frostbite cold. Record-breaking frigid temperatures will blanket the Midwest beginning Sunday, part of a “polar vortex,” that one meteorologist says will send piles of North Pole air down into the U.S.

01/04/2014

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Car Batteries: The Latest Grab In Car Break-Ins

A new trend in vehicle break-ins has the victim going nowhere fast. Thieves are taking car batteries and selling them for cash.

09/24/2011