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AAA Suggests Ways to Avoid Heat Damaged Cars

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Local News, News.
July 21, 2011

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The triple digit temperatures are taking their toll on Oklahoma vehicles as much as on its people.

AAA Oklahoma is currently responding to more calls where cars can’t start then normally received during the winter months.

Spokesman Chuck Mai says simple upkeep on your vehicle can be done without going to a mechanic.

“You can certainly check your hoses and your belts yourself. Look for any wear and cracking any bulges around those hoses where it connects to your radiator. Your tires, you could make sure they’re properly inflated themselves, eyeball the tread make sure it’s adequate.”

Mai says you also need to check your fluids which can evaporate under the hot temperatures, but you should have a technician check your battery.

He says proper maintenance is essential to avoid serious damage to your car.

“This heat will make the weakest link your car break, so keep an eye on your car. Some preventive medicine can save you a lot of trouble on down the road.”

Mai also says Oklahomans need to keep a close eye on the temperature gauge to avoid overheating your car.

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