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Auto shops swamped after arctic blast

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It's all hands on deck at Hasty's Auto Shop in Toledo.

The snow and brutally cold temperatures that have plagued the region are now taking a toll on cars and trucks, and it's bringing in some major business.

"We actually closed down both Monday and Tuesday and all of a sudden on Wednesday, we had a ton of calls," Scott Hasty, Hasty's Auto Shop, told 13abc.

Everything from tows and ice build up to starter and battery issues.

"Cars have a harder time starting, oil gets thicker especially when it's cold," Hasty said.

Other local shops are also seeing an up tick and business.

In Holland, Grabke's Body Shop is also swamped.

"I'm normally busier in the summer than the winter, but we're extraordinary right now," Steve Grabke, Grabke's Body Shop, said.

The parking lot is full of cars waiting on repairs.

There's no doubt these shops welcome the extra business.

However, both says with some preventative measures and common sense drivers can be spared some major headaches.

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