CHICAGO -- This cold weather is taking a harsh toll on vehicles on Wednesday.
AAA has been busy jump-starting cars, fixing flat tires, and dealing with frozen locks.
Due to the extreme temperatures, AAA is only responding to emergencies.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) is offering these tips:
- Keep your cellphone charged, and take a charger with you
- Keep warm blankets and other warm gear in your car
- Take water and some non-perishable food on each winter trip in case it's needed in an emergency
- If your car becomes disabled on the road, stay in the vehicle, and keep your belts buckled until help arrives
- Keep your gas tank full