Sunday's snowstorm served as a reminder that winter in Minnesota frequently means car crashes.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the foul weather caused 367 crashes, 48 crash-related injuries, 299 spun-out cars, and three jack-knifed tractor-trailers. In some ways, those numbers are yet more proof that winter-weather driving can prove difficult.
For this week's Patch Pro, we've lined up someone who can answer all your questions about winter driving safety, and winter car repairs.
Jeff Matt is the owner and founder of Fridley's Victory Auto Service & Glass, a local, award-winning auto repair business with five locations in the Twin Cities. Jeff is also an ASE Certified Master Technician with more than 20 years of automotive experience.
In 2011, Jeff received an Eleven Who Care award from KARE 11 for his charitable work with Free to Be, a local nonprofit providing donated vehicles and free and discounted auto services to individuals in need in Anoka County. Victory Auto was also honored with a 2010 Integrity Award from the Better Business Bureau, its Fridley location was named a AAA 2011 Top Shop, and it received a Super Service Award in 2012 from Angie’s List.
Send forth all your burning questions in the comments section, and Matt will do his best to reply.