As the temperatures continue to hover in the low to mid 90's, your vehicle is dealing with the stress just like humans and animals.  If you don't want to be stranded along the side of the road, a local car care expert has some tips to swing the odds in your favor.

Andy's Tire & Auto Service General Manager Chuck Tucker says tires can be one of the most vulnerable pieces of equipment, but don’t forget the air conditioning.

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He says cleaning off your radiator and air conditioner core are a couple of quick and easy fixes.  You should also consider a cooling system exchange, which involves rinsing out the system, checking the radiator cap, and making sure you are using the proper coolant.  And he says he replaces more batteries in the summer that any other time of the year.  That is because cars pull so much amperage than in the past, so make sure your cables are clean so the battery doesn’t have to struggle.

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