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Seven Summertime Auto Myths Debunked - Popular Mechanics

It's time for the summer season is your car ready?

Here are seven summertime myths debunked by Popular Mechanics.

Seven Summertime Auto Myths Debunked

The added heat of summer driving places a strain on your car's cooling and electrical systems. Batteries don't live as long in high underhood temps, and the extra heat and pressure places a strain on hoses and belts. High speeds and hot pavement are also tough on tires and brakes. These are all good reasons to give your vehicle a good checkup before leaving on that vacation road trip, starting with checking the tire pressures and all the fluids. But are there good ways to prevent overheating (not you—the car)? Do you really need antifreeze in your radiator all summer? Should you use heavier oil? There are plenty of old wives' tales, advice from distant relatives and just plain weird stuff you read on the Internet that confuse drivers. Here are some real facts about summertime and your car.

Seven Summertime Auto Myths Depbunked - Popular Mechanics.

Also here are 5 great summertime car care tips.

Before hitting the road this summer, make sure your ride is in good condition.