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Ways to protect car during frigid temperatures

WAUSAU (WAOW) - The arctic blast can create serious problems for your car. Because of that, repair shops are seeing more of those problems.

Workers at Olson's Tire in Wausau say this is the busiest time of the year for them. They say the biggest problems include tires going flat and engines not running. But, there are ways to avoid these troubles.

"If your battery is a couple years old, have that tested and stuff,” said Justin Clairmore, the guest services manager at Olson's. “Especially if the vehicle is being kept outdoors where it's exposed to wind or extreme cold conditions."

Managers also say it doesn't matter how old your car is, they say regular maintenance will help avoid trouble whenever cold weather like this hits.

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