Frigid Temperatures Keeping Repair Shops Busy

Frigid Temperatures Keeping Repair Shops Busy

Repair Shops in the Lynn, MA, area are seeing more customers bringing their cars in for repair with weather-related problems. Educating customers on proper vehicle maintenance can help prevent them from experiencing a broken-down vehicle when the weather turns cold.

Repair Shops in the Lynn, MA, area are seeing more customers bringing their cars in for repair with weather-related problems. Educating customers on proper vehicle maintenance can help prevent them from experiencing a broken-down vehicle when the weather turns cold.

Below is the article as it appeared on The Daily Item website.

Bitter cold can cause car problems aplenty

By David Liscio / The Daily Item
January 25, 2011

Mechanic Tom Kasper checks the anti-freeze level of a car being serviced Monday at Pudgy's Towing and Auto Repair on Pleasant Street in Lynn. (Item Photo / Reba Saldanha)LYNN – Sub-zero temperatures can make your car complain loudly.

Whether a cough, sputter, groan or weak sigh as you turn the start key, bitter cold can stop your car in a hurry.

But local mechanics say motorists can take precautions to lessen the odds of a breakdown.

"If you have a borderline battery, it’s going to crank slow and crank until it dies," Tom Kasper, owner of Pudgy’s Towing and Auto Repair on Pleasant Street, said Monday when the temperature in Lynn was -2 Fahrenheit. "You have to pay attention to all the fluid levels in your car, including what’s in the battery. We had a lot of dead battery calls today."

Kasper advised motorists to check their anti-freeze fluid levels.

"Make sure it’s good or you risk motor and internal damage if it freezes," he said.

Several customers had no heat in their automobiles. "No heat is a common problem when it’s cold like this, but we don’t see as many cars that won’t start. The newer cars have fuel injection and are computer-controlled. The days of points and condensers are gone, so you have a lot better chance that your car will start," Kasper said.

To read this article on The Daily Item website, visit http://www.thedailyitemoflynn.com/articles/2011/01/25/news/news05.txt.

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