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Car safety tips during extreme heat

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The American Automobile Association (AAA) is offering up some important guidelines to help avoid major car issues during extreme heat

  • Remember to secure and clean car batteries. Heat and vibrations are a batteries two worst enemies, leading to a breakdown.
  • Make sure your engine is cool – without a proper cooling system maintenance, the odds of suffering long term engine damage increase.
  • Check your tire pressure – under-inflated tires can affect the handling and breaking of your vehicle, and can lead to a blowout.
  • Keep your car hydrated – much like you need fluids in the heat, so does your car. Check fluids like motor oil, transmission fluid and power steering fluids.Have you air conditioning system check by a certified technician.
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