When temperatures plummet, it's usually a busy time for auto mechanics, as many motorists bring their cars in because they won't start, or are having difficulty getting them started on cold mornings. "This is a time when we find out whether some one is really taking care of their car," said Jeff Boone, AAA Car Care Specialist. "Regular maintenance is important and that includes oil changes, along with belt, hose and battery replacements. If you keep up on your maintenance, and keep your oil changed it will start easier," said Boone.
Boone says one reason why a lot of cars don't start on cold mornings is due to a weak battery. He says if your engine is turning over but not fast enough to start, turn on your headlights for about 30-seconds. The electricity will help warm up the battery.