By Kent Berkley
Frigid winter temperatures take a toll on vehicles. Vehicles are at greater risk of breaking down in these conditions and owners can be put in peril if stranded by the side of the road in sub-zero weather. Randy Sahs from Sahs Auto Collison and Repair in Sturgeon Bay says that batteries seldom die without giving warning signs. He suggests having the battery tested with each oil change and replacing it when the feedback suggests it is time. Randy says that if circumstances require having a battery jumped, it is important to pay attention to the vehicle-specific instructions in the owner’s manual when hooking up the cables.
Sahs says that some of the newer cars have batters in out-of-the-way places and may have special connectors for the cable attachments. He suggests calling a professional to handle the jump if the owner has doubts about the proper way to handle the situation.