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Cold Weather Taking Toll On Cars

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Curt Casper

OMAHA (KPTM) – It reached below zero again on Wednesday and throw in the wind chill and it was cold. So cold, that it caused some cars across the metro to not start.

Cars have been pouring into to Jensen Tire and Auto for the last few months. The owners are hoping to get their car ready for the low temperatures.

"With this cold weather you want to keep up on your maintenance so your car starts every time," Mark Truax, a mechanic said.

Mike Cronin started to notice his car wasn't handling the weather the way it should.

"Just slipping and sliding on the snow and ice," he said.

His tires were wearing out; the tread was nearly worn away.

"I'm a little late this year but its better late then never, right?" he said.

Truax said it is important that vehicles get serviced for winter at least once a year. This includes checking the battery, spark plugs, coolant and the tires.

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