TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - People are damaging their vehicles driving through ice and snow, not knowing what's under it. A and J Auto Repair says customers are paying $400 to $800 to fix physical damage, and even more for mechanical failures because they haven't maintained their cars though the year. They also say four-wheel-drive is great for getting out of trouble, but when dealing with snow and ice, you can't stop any faster than any other car.
"You don't know what's under the snow or ice anymore. Most of your streets now, the snow is all moved to the sides and you don't know where the curb is for one. Matter of fact we have a car outside where a gentleman tried to go through a snow drift, and it was actually a parking curb that he hit and it did extensive damage to the front of his vehicle," Charles Abrahamson, owner of A and J Auto Repair, says.
He also says there's more cold weather coming, so it's not too late to get your car winterized.