Tips to keep your car running well in triple-digit heat

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PHOENIX – The extreme heat is not only hard on us but also on our cars.

If your vehicle breaks down AAA provides water and a tow in the triple-digit heat. This time of year the number of calls into the agency reportedly nearly doubles due to drivers dealing with everything from bad batteries to blown out tires and overheated cars.

Michael Lauricella explains, “Typically battery problems…a lot of flat tires the heat takes a toll on rubber parts of vehicles. If your vehicle is not maintained properly and belts tires dry rot as soon as hit 125, 130-degree pavement blow up.”

The best advice to avoid the trouble is to get a tune-up before you head out on any road trips.