Bitter Cold Snap Tough On Cars, Good For MechanicsThe bitter blast is wreaking havoc on Minnesotans and their vehicles. Auto shops are busy with things from basic maintenance to frozen batteries. Mechanics at Bobby and Steve's in Minneapolis said the extreme cold has them working 10 hour shifts, and the wait time to get something as simple as an oil change is five hours.
Student's Car Dies After Trip To Oil Change ChainA Twin Cities college student says a recent oil change cost him his car. The engine on Joe Mikula's Toyota Camry quit a few weeks after he paid for a quick oil change, but what another mechanic found now has Mikula fighting with a well-known chain to fix his car.
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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.
Woman Arrested For DWI Trying To Get An Oil ChangeA woman faces third-degree DWI charges after police say she drove drunk to try and get her oil changed.
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