Hot tips for hot temps

By Julian Lopez / ADOT Communications

Sunset at nightIt is that time of year again. Hot temperatures in Arizona have returned.

While some will be able to find comfort in air-conditioned spaces or spend the day poolside, others will still need to get in their car and drive. Maybe to get snacks and drinks for the pool party -- where is our invite?

Here at ADOT, we have some tips for you to keep your car running in tip-top condition during extreme summer heat.

  • Test your battery. Excessive heat can destroy batteries and you don't want to be stranded without AC.
  • Check your coolant levels. It's already hot out, help your car stay as cool as possible.,
  • Expect the unexpected. Make sure your car has a first-aid kit, jumper cables and safety flares.

Also, don't forget about protecting yourself, too. Always pack sun protection, sunscreen, drinking water and healthy snacks.

Planning for a weekend getaway to avoid the heat? Download our free AZ511 app for up-to-the-minute travel conditions.