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.
There’s cold. And then there’s subzero, frostbite cold. Record-breaking frigid temperatures started blanketing the Midwest on Sunday in part because of a “polar vortex,” which one meteorologist says will send piles of polar air into the U.S.