Heat Taking Toll On Cars

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Monday, July 18, 2011

The high temperatures are not only causing problems for people and pets, but cars are feeling the heat too.

The Kansas Highway Patrol Motorist Assist techs are very busy these days. The 100 degree plus temperatures are causing cars to break down and tires to blow. "The heat of the road on the tires causes them to blow," said tech Tom Forster.

Westlink Auto is seeing an increase in business because of the heat. Owner Don Howell says older cars are breaking down, batteries are dying and many vehicles are simply overheating.

Experts say check your tire pressure and coolant and make sure you carry a bottle of water in your car just in case you do break down.
If you need help, you can dial *47 on your cell phone for motorist assist.

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