SALISBURY, Md.- With temperatures expected to reach nearly 90 degrees Thursday, the American Automobile Association is reminding drivers about the importance of preventative maintenance for cars and trucks.
"I've lived in some very, very hot areas, kind of desert areas in the Southwest and you've got to always make sure you've got water in your radiator so you don't overheat," Larry Ogg said.
AAA said hot temperatures can make your vehicle's battery swell and corrate, and ruin your summer fun.
"Once my car did overheat a little bit because it was hot," said Paul Dendorfer, who added that since that incident he is more proactive.
"I do take precautions. I make sure that if it starts to heat up, I'll turn the air conditioning off and run with the windows open so it doesn't overheat again," Dendorfer said.
Keeping up with maintenance on his vehicle has helped keep Dale Shufelt safe on the road.
"Keep it serviced...keep your maintenance up," he said. "That's definitely going to help anybody, any make or model."
Nationally, AAA estimates it will rescue more than 8 million drivers this summer.
Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:33:21 GMT
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