Stepping outside has been a real shock to the system with the weather for us humans, but our cars are very much feeling the same way.

"We haven't done many rescues, but we have done over 70 boosts in 3 days. Over 75 per cent of our calls have been for boosting and the rest has been tows," explained Chris Morgan, Manager of Newcastle Towing.

Unfortunately, many of these boots are due to their car not being plugged in on those really cold weather nights.

"Our biggest things right now is nobody is plugging their vehicles in or they don't have any access to plug their vehicles in," he continued. "So if they can have them plugged in that will save them a lot of grief. Regular service from all your local service people and make sure your battery and alternator are working and keeping everything up to par."

Morgan goes on to say that we haven't seen a lot of snow this winter which has resulted in fewer roadside rescues, but the amount of boosts is very average for this kind of weather.

"We haven't had any amount of snow to contribute to highway rescues, but as far as cold snaps go, this hasn't been very different than other. you run into the same issues," concluded Morgan.

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