Henrietta, N.Y. - With several days of frigid temperatures, these are peak times for businesses like Action Towing and Service.
“Per truck, around 30 to 40 calls per day,” Carlos Rodriguez with Action Towing and Service said.
The company has five trucks and their number one call this time of year - car batteries.
They’re so busy; an average wait time for someone stranded could be two hours.
“They just keep going and don't think of it, that batteries let your car run and if your battery is not in the greatest of health, it will die on you,” Rodriguez said.
Dan Lane learned that the hard way.
Lane relied on the battery in his car a little longer than he should have; his battery died Sunday morning.
“I had been doing a bunch of short runs, I stopped to clean out the apartment and my buddy ended up having to jump me, so it's been running since then,” Lane said.
“Make sure that it's not shaking, vibration does kill batteries,” Rodriguez said.
Rodriguez says something else that kills car batteries - the heat.
“Not the cold, when it gets cold that means it's showing that your battery is not in the greatest of health,” said Rodriguez.
Rodriguez says check the age of your battery; typical life expectancy is three to five years.
Make sure there's no corrosion and connections aren't loose, all could prevent your car from starting.
“You don't want to get stranded out here when it's six degrees,” Lane said.