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.
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:53 PM EST2013-12-06 01:53:54 GMT
MILFORD, Del. - It was like a scene from a Hollywood movie.A high speed chase through Eastern Sussex County that eventually ended near Milford, but not after a 70-mile cat-and-mouse game with police. PoliceMore
Police officers chased 45-year old Jorge Vasquez for almost two hours through multiple towns. That has some people questioning whether police should have stopped the pursuit.More
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:40 PM EST2013-12-06 01:40:13 GMT
MILFORD, Del. - Walking inside of Bonnie and Hank McCann's Milford home, you'll find a Christmas wonderland of sorts. "It just kind of gives you that wonderland effect walking in the door," said BonnieMore
Walking inside of Bonnie and Hank McCann's Milford home, you'll find a Christmas wonderland of sorts.More
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:23 PM EST2013-12-06 00:23:26 GMT
SALISBURY, Md.-Late last week Salisbury City Council President, Jake Day was pulled over in Anne Arundel County. According to online Maryland Court records he's accused that day of driving 73mph in aMore
Late last week Salisbury City Council President, Jake Day was pulled over in Anne Arundel County.
According to online Maryland Court records he's accused that day of driving 73mph in a 55mph zone.
Thursday, December 5 2013 3:55 PM EST2013-12-05 20:55:07 GMT
Princess Anne, MD –Maryland State Police criminal investigators arrested two suspects today in the murder of Adrian Lurele Marshall in Princess Anne. Police say those arrested are identified as BrandonMore
Maryland State Police on Thursday arrested two suspects in connection with last week's fatal shooting of a Princess Anne man.More
A high-speed police chase that traversed eastern Sussex County ended in Milford on Wednesday afternoon, authorities say. Georgetown Police say they've arrested 45 year old Jorge Vasquez for reckless endangering, resisting arrest, failure to stop on command of a police officer and numerous other traffic offenses, in connection with today's chase.More