While plenty is said about protecting yourself, children, the elderly and pets in the heat, you also need to consider the health of your vehicle. Cars can be more susceptible to failure in this type of weather, and a local car care expert has some reminders of things to look for when the mercury rises.
Andy's Tire & Auto Service General Manager Chuck Tucker says the cooling system is one obvious area of concern.
He says you need to check your tire pressures as well, noting the reccomended tire pressures for your vehicle should be listed on a sticker on your inner drivers' side door panel. And he says he replaces more batteries in August that any other three months combined, so check your cables to make sure they are clean.