Winter by the numbers: February deep freeze drained more batteries

THORNHILL, ON, April 9, 2015 /CNW/ - The extreme cold temperatures of this past February resulted in an increase in service calls to CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO).

February 2015 was the busiest February in the past five years with the most dispatched calls for service, approximately 159,000 in one month.

A new record was set on February 17, 2015 with just over 10,000 calls dispatched. CAA SCO usually services approximately 3,000 calls on an average winter day.

From December 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015:

  • Total service calls dispatched – 390,500
  • Number of tows dispatched – 185,000
  • Number of battery-related service calls dispatched - 129,500

Compared to the same period last winter, CAA SCO serviced approximately 5,000 more battery-related calls this winter.

CAA SCO made it easier to get roadside assistance with the help of the CAA Mobile App. The app also includes CAA Service Tracker which enables members to follow their service call from the time it is placed to when it is completed.

For over a hundred years, CAA has been helping Canadians stay mobile, safe and protected. CAA South Central Ontario is one of nine auto clubs across Canada providing roadside assistance, automotive care, travel products, insurance services and member savings for more than 1.9 million members.

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Consultant, CAA SCO, sace@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Communications Consultant, CAA SCO, jlem@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.

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