Auto part stores are seeing an increase in business due to the snow and ice.
O’Reilly Auto Parts on Evansville’s north side says they are seeing at least 15 customers a day coming in a needing a new battery.
But store employee Andrea Fahrlender says being ready for winter weather goes beyond starting your car.
“The snow and ice is what’s killing the wiper blades, especially. A lot of people are realizing that whenever the salt from the roads hits their windshield, they need to use their wipers a lot more and they realize, ‘Man these things have been bad for awhile’ and they go ahead and get them changed,” said Andrea Fahrlender .
Fahrlender also says the best advice she can give any customer is have your battery checked and wipers changed before snow and ice arrive.