GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - According to WZZM TV-13 meteorologist Alana Nehring, Tuesday was the coldest day in Grand Rapids since January 15, 2009. It only managed to get to 10 degrees that day.
Tuesday's high temperature matched it, forcing many of us to be reminded on how to take care of your car, pets and yourself in the bitter cold.
It's been quoted that extreme cold presents problems for man and beast. It also can present problems for cars.
"These cold starts are the hardest things on vehicles," said Dustin Wiegerink, service manager at Keller Ford in Grand Rapids.
Wiegerink says the three main issues people have with their cars on these bitterly cold days are dead batteries, frozen door locks and low tire pressure.