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Nine tips for protecting your car from summer heat

Summer driving conditions, including heat, dust, and traffic, affect everything from your tires to your battery, cooling system, hoses, and belts. With the right precautions, you can minimize the toll that heat and sun take on your car and hopefully avoid a scorching roadside breakdown.

Which vehicle fluids can you check yourself?

To keep your vehicle in prime running condition there are six to eight different types of fluids you need to keep track of. Some fluids are more important than others, such as engine oil vs. windshield wiper fluid, but most can be easily checked and replaced by the average person.

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