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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Old Man Winter Gives Towers A Boost In Popularity

Snow, ice, cold = positive stories about hard-working towers! Here's one the many (from WVA's The State Journal):
Tow truck driver popularity rises. Workers at Ace Garage in Wheeling said there biggest response call is drivers being locked out while warming their vehicle in these cold temps.

Story by Crissy Clutter
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WHEELING -- Tow truck drivers in the Ohio Valley have been busy, but you don't have to be one of their clients.

To avoid a broken down car or dead battery, drivers and mechanics have some advice.

Make sure your antifreeze can withstand the coldest temperatures, at least 34 degrees below zero.

Workers also suggests looking on the dashboard of your car for your battery volt, also fill up your gas tank, and make sure your tire pressure is correct too.

Don Atkinson at Ace Garage, in Wheeling, told 7 News there most common calls are lock-outs.

"People are warming there car up and they accidentally lock themselves out. Or they have an automatic starter and their car locks after awhile. People just need to pay attention," said Atkinson.

Atkinson said to make sure you have a spare set of keys on hand.

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