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5 Tips for Avoiding Car Problems on a Road Trip


Make sure "Are we there yet?" never turns into "Are we moving yet?"
Make sure "Are we there yet?" never turns into "Are we moving yet?"
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Road trip: two words that promise summer adventure and fun. Car problems: two words that will kill that excitement in a heartbeat. A breakdown on the highway will turn your long-awaited vacation into the mechanic's "pay-cation" and leave you with unpleasant memories.

While vehicles need maintenance year-round, driving long distances in high temperatures can be especially strenuous. Hot asphalt is tough on tires, and a faulty radiator won't last long if tested under harsh conditions. So before you pack up the car and your friends and family and hit the road, take a short break, check a few vitals and make sure your ride is vacation-ready.