Is Your Car Summer Ready?: AAA Auto Club gives drivers helpful tips as summer temperatures set-in

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - The summer heat has arrived, and AAA: The Auto Club wants to encourage drivers to get their cars checked out before hitting the road.

As temperatures rise, the heat can cause major issues with your car.

AAA says the heat may cause an elevated risk of your car batteries dying, blown tires, and faulty air conditioners.

A spokesperson with the company wants people to address these heat-related issues before the problem occurs.

“Over the course of the summer, AAA is expecting to rescue about 9 million motorists across the country this summer and two of the biggest reasons for those services calls end up being battery-related issues and tire-related issues. Of course, the heat only makes both of those issues worse,” said Megan Cooper, AAA spokesperson.

AAA also says you should also prepare a summer emergency kit.

The kit should include a cellphone charger, water, non-perishable food items, jumper cables, a flashlight with extra batteries, road flares or an emergency beacon, basic hand tools, and a first-aid kit.

All these tools will be handy to have in case drivers become stranded on the roadways.

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