• Arizona
  • Thursday , Feb 1 , 2018

Area Info

San Tan Valley Area Information

2 minutes reading time (370 words)

Keep your cool: Preparing yourself and your vehicle for summer heat

adot-roadwaypic

This will not come as a huge shock to anyone, but Arizona gets pretty darn hot during this time of year.

Most of us beat the heat on a day-to-day basis with a combination of air conditioning, swimming pools and ice-cold liquid refreshment. But what if you're between those things or traveling to someplace more temperate?

It's important for you and your vehicle to be prepared for these potentially scorching summertime temperatures, no matter where you find yourself. Luckily, we have accumulated some safety tips to help you do just that.

First off, make sure your vehicle is at tip-top shape to beat the heat. That includes:

  • Test your battery, especially if it is past 3 years old. Heat can zap batteries.
  • Check your coolant levels and top them off if necessary. If you are due for a coolant flush, consider getting that done before going anywhere too far away.
  • Make sure to also check your oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid and power steering fluid.
  • Confirm that your tires are properly inflated to reduce the risk of blowouts.
  • Stock your vehicle with a first-aid kit, jumper cables and safety flares.
  • Finally, make sure your car's air conditioner is working!

Summer heat

Now that your vehicle is ready to hit the road, remember to be prepared yourself.

  • Plan your travel route in advance and check the az511.gov Arizona Traveler Information site for travel and weather conditions.
  • Take along a fully charged cellphone
  • Bring along plenty of sun protection, including a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen and an umbrella.
  • Have a cooler with cold drinking water.
  • Be prepared with some healthy snacks

If there is a crash or your vehicle becomes disabled, make sure to call for assistance immediately. If possible, find a shaded spot to stop and run your air conditioner until help arrives.

Given the current public health situation, your summer to-go list also should include hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and a cloth face covering.

You can find more tips about how to make sure you and your vehicle can enjoy summer, despite extreme heat, on the transportation safety page of the ADOT website. And just keep thinking frosty thoughts until temperatures dip once again!


Written by David Rookhuyzen / ADOT Communications

Font size: +
UPDATED: What's Building ....
America Observes Pretrial, Probation, and Parole S...
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://santanvalley.com/

Stay Connected

Florence Unified School District

Florence Unified School District

Florence, Pinal County
Any Payment Solutions

Any Payment Solutions

San Tan Valley, Pinal County
No More Stink

No More Stink

San Tan Valley, Pinal County
Champion Charter School

Champion Charter School

San Tan Valley, Pinal County
Taseko Florence Copper

Taseko Florence Copper

Florence, Pinal County
San Tan Leads

San Tan Leads

San Tan Valley, Pinal County
J.M. Kuhstoss Remodeling Pros

J.M. Kuhstoss Remodeling Pros

San Tan Valley, Pinal County
Rural Metro Fire

Rural Metro Fire

San Tan Valley, Pinal County

Daily News

Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar

Upcoming Events

25 Feb
Fun Van at Building Blocks STV
02.25.2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Fun Van is a parenting education program...

Read more

26 Feb
FISH FRY!
02.26.2021 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS THIS EVENT WILL BE...

Read more

28 Feb
Bingo!
02.28.2021 12:00 pm

It's time for Bingo at the San Tan Valley...

Read more

2 Mar
San Tan Leads Meeting
03.02.2021 7:30 am - 9:00 am

San Tan Leads is a one person per industry...

Read more

2 Mar
Blood Drive & COVID Antibody Testing
03.02.2021 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn your Antibody Status! You may have the...

Read more

Partners

Advertise your business to hundreds of thousands of potential customers, while supporting your local news resource at the same time. Our Partners help us provide you with services and information to help keep you informed.

Become A Partner

Follow Us

0
Our San Tan Valley Community Keeps Growing!

San Tan Valley News

About SanTanValley.com

About SanTanValley.com

Search