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Temperatures Rise; Beating the Heat
MIAMI VALLEY-- Get ready for another steamy hot day, the heat can be dangerous.
As you head out the this morning whether you're heading into work or going on a road trip, there are a few simple things to keep in mind make your commute safe.
Before you leave the house you want to make sure you have plenty of water with you. AAA suggests having at least five water bottles for each person stored in your car.
When you are driving you get stranded in for a variety of reasons, and it is important to have the right equipment in your car.
If you happen to get stuck sitting in traffic turn off your engine, AAA says do not crank up the air conditioning. They say it is best to turn off your air conditioner and radio to save your battery and gas. Then roll down your window on both sides for ventilation.
Most importantly drivers should make sure they have enough coolant in their car.
You also need to keep an eye on your tires in this heat. Driving on under-inflated tires not only affects the handling and braking of a vehicle, it can also cause tires to overheat and increase the likelihood of a blowout. This problem becomes even more of a concern when road temperatures are extremely high.
If your car battery is more than three years old, it is a good idea to have it tested to see how much longer it will last.
In order to beat the heat, here are a few cooling centers around the Miami Valley:
Kettering Recreation Center
2600 Glenngary Dr.
Vandalia Recreation Center
1111 Stonequarry Rd
Greater Dayton RTA
South: 2730 Lyons Rd
North: 2075 Shiloh Springs Rd
West: Westown Shopping Ctr.
Downtown: Wright Stop Plaza, 4 South Main St.
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