Cold Weather Wreaking Havoc on Car Batteries

Though February weather is unpredictable, it is a guarantee that we will get some mornings with frigid temperatures. When you wake up to those mornings, one of the biggest concerns is your car battery. At a comparatively mild 32 degrees, a car’s battery is 35 percent weaker than at warmer temperatures. At zero degrees, a […]

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Check Your Battery Before Cold Weather Drains It

AAA Carolinas emergency roadside calls due to dead batteries increase significantly in cold weather. As the temperature drops, so does your car battery’s strength. To avoid having to call for help, get your battery tested before it gets cold. AAA Car Care offers free battery and charging system checks which will ensure the battery and […]

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Prepare your Vehicle for Cooler Weather: Car Care Checklist

As the days get shorter and the mornings get colder, you will need to prep yourself and your home for the impending winter weather. It is important to make the necessary preparations to ensure you travel safely this winter season.    As the weather changes, AAA recommends a seasonal check up to help keep your […]

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Cold Weather Car Hazards

In addition to ice and snow, driving in the winter months can be hazardous in other ways. When it comes to potential cold weather car problems, it’s important to be careful, both at home and on the road. From visibility issues and battery failure to wildlife crossings and animals seeking shelter under the hood of […]

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How Freezing Temperatures Affect Your Vehicle

When temperatures drop below freezing, be aware that certain features of your vehicle may be affected such as your battery, tires and windshield wiper fluid. In the event your battery fails, contact the AAA Mobile Battery Service that offers AAA Members the advantage of having on the spot battery testing and install. Whether you are […]

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Dashboard Warning Lights and What They Mean 

Dashboard warning lights can serve as a reminder when to service your car or may indicate a bigger problem. Since not all manufacturers use universal images, it’s important to check your owner’s manual for details. These are the most common dashboard warning lights: Common Dashboard Warning Lights Check Engine Light — This can light up […]

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Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance – 4 Healthy Habits for Your Car

Just like your body, your car needs proper care to function properly and efficiently. If you begin healthy car habits early, you’ll likely get into a good preventative maintenance routine. Whether you’re driving a new car or an older one, here are the top four things you should be doing to make sure your vehicle […]

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Why Fluid Maintenance is Important

There are several fluids and oils in your car that are subjected to high pressure and high heat. These fluids lubricate the particular units they are in. It is important to understand that these fluids also act as cleaning agents for these systems, and like dishwater, should be changed regularly.  See below just a few […]

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