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Summer Driving Tips For Hot Weather

on June 9, 2013 - 7:44am
STATE FARM News:
 
As the temperatures heat up in New Mexico - it’s important to prepare for traveling the state's roads and highways.
 
A bit of planning and some simple steps can help save time, money, headaches avoid disasters on the road.
 
Have the car checked out to make sure it is fit for summer:
  • Check the air conditioning. You may want to have a professional inspect the entire system;
  • A service professional should inspect the radiator, pressure cap, belts, and hoses;
  • Check the cooling system, and if necessary, get it serviced; and
  • Check the air pressure in all tires, including the spare, to make sure they are properly inflated.

Pack a "just in case" emergency kit in the trunk that includes:

  • Jumper cables;
  • A jack and tire iron;
  • Flashlight;
  • A can of "Fix-a-Flat" for temporarily sealing and inflating a flat tire; and
  • Water for both the radiator and people.
For additional information for drivers and additional safety tips for hot weather: http://learningcenter.statefarm.com/auto/repairs/summer-driving-tips/

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