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Extreme Heat Tips

by Anne Middleton, on August 24th, 2015

If you’re complaining about the heat and you’re not adjacent to Death Valley, California, spare the complaining.  The world record for high temperature is 134 degrees Fahrenheit in 1913.  Still, even if you’re not sweltering in the aridity of Death Valley, you and your car need protection from the heat.

There’s an urban legend that windshields crack and/or explode in extreme heat, which is why some crack their windows open slightly when parked to let the heat pressure out.  Over the years some have suggested leaving the sun roof open is as effective.  Take the opportunity regardless to make sure your sun roof is in good working order.  If you’re driving with the sun roof open and dislike the whoosh the wind makes, look into a Sunroof Wind Deflector from 4 Wheel Parts.  Shop using our codes and get a balmy deal, with 5% off any order.

Extreme heat does affect the pressure in car tires, making them more susceptible to blow outs. In fact, AAA sees a surge in summer roadside assistance requests.  Don’t just kick those tires.  Check the tread and the tire pressure and stop by 4 Wheel Drive if you need new tires for your Jeep.  I’ve always been a fan of the value and durability of Toyo tires.  Summertide is always a time of diminished returns on gas mileage too—at the time you most want to take a junket out of town.  Get more gas mileage with a new set of Toyo-s.  With 5% off any order using our codes, shopping online is breezy.

Just like you should keep yourself hydrated, keep your car lubricated too.  Pop the hood open and check fluids, especially if you’re planning a sojourn on the open road.  Stock some extra bottles in the truck too.  Auto Parts Warehouse has all the fluids you’ll need and will lubricate the deal by offering you 15% off and free shipping on all orders of $150 or more. 

There’s nothing worse than being stranded and sweltering.  Be sure you have an amply-stocked emergency kit in your car.  Jumper cables, a flashlight, paper towels, roadside flares, a first-aid kit, bottled water, car charger for cell phone, and even snacks like granola bars all should go in your kit.  Advance Auto Parts has Project Pro Jumper Cables.  Get 10% off your order of $30 or more so you can be prepared for those times your plans go awry.

It’s hot and we’ve got sultry deals on auto supplies.  Extreme heat can be a bane to any car, so protect your car against a weather-beating and save using our codes.  Your great American road trip need not be the road to perdition if you prepare yourself and your vehicle for your next summer excursion.