Cold Morning, Slow Start

Cold mornings can be tough on car and truck batteries and leave drivers searching for car repair in Harvey, Hammond and Marrero.

Winter seems to have come to the New Orleans area (at least temporarily) with overnight temperatures below freezing in Harvey, Marrero and Hammond. While it’s supposed to warm up today and later this week, it was one of those mornings that made you want to stay curled up in a warm bed next to that fuzzy dog or cat (okay, or significant other) rather than get up and go to work. (Ever notice how the dog and cat get to stay home in the warm bed while you go out to earn their kibble and kitty crunchies?) Once you got outside, you may have found that your car or truck was also slow getting started. Or maybe it didn’t start at all.

Batteries are notorious for failing in cold weather. Part of that, according to, is the fault of the cold weather, which increases the thickness of the vehicle’s oil, making it harder to turn over. But many times, the failure can be traced to summertime heat, which can brutal on batteries. What happens is that the battery starts wearing down from the hot weather and then, when it needs the extra juice to get going in the winter, nothing is there.

One way to avoid battery problems is to come by Twin Tire and Auto Care to let our professional mechanics check your charging system to make sure it’s functioning at peak condition. Twin Tire began in 1973 as a two-man family operation. Now we’re the trusted, top-notch tire and auto repair center in the metro New Orleans area with branches in Hammond, Harvey and Marrero to handle cars and light trucks. For heavy trucks and commercial vehicles, try our Harahan location. We provide service and car repair to all types of vehicles – traditional gas powered, hybrid, diesel and electric. While you’re here, let us check your coolant and tire pressure to make sure your vehicle is ready to face the colder weather that's ahead this winter.

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Twin Tire and Auto Care is a proud provider of Firestone Tires | Bridgestone Tires | Goodyear Tires for the New Orleans area.

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