Cold kept CAA Niagara busy
It was a busy morning for CAA Niagara.
Fleet Supervisor Tom Banks says they had over 50 calls Tuesday morning, almost all tied to the cold.
He says they had a number of people who couldn't get their cars going due to the frigid temperatures, others who had what he calls "running lockouts".
That's where you leave your keys in the ignition to warm up the car; then the door closes and locks you out.
On a typical morning, Banks says they usually get around 20 to 25 calls.
Banks does has this tip if you'd like to avoid needing a boost - put your key in and turn it to the on position, letting your car computer warm up and run checks for a few seconds before cranking the engine.
He says that saves some of the cranking power for the battery and helps in the start.