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Your should have all of these items (above) in your trunk for safe summer driving - plus your cell phone and a real  spare tire! 

Car Emergency Kit

Summer, Your Car, and You


Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night? ~ Jack Kerouac


Here is a short checklist you can use to get your car ready for the extreme heat of the summer. You don't want to end up on the side of the road with an overheated car. 

The first tip when it comes to driving your can in the summer heat? Be ready for anything. Here's a comprehensive checklist with tips that any motorist can do themselves to prepare their car or truck for the extreme temperatures of the summer. And don't forget to have a car emergency kit stashed in your trunk!

The key to avoiding a car breakdown during the summer motoring season is proper auto maintenance. Get it done now so your vehicle is ready for the summer's heat.

Ever drive in the desert? If you summer travels mean driving through the southwest, you need to get your care ready for the extreme heat (and your mind prepared for seeing the wide open spaces.) Here's a guide for driving through the desert - and surviving the journey. Be sure to summerize your car for the heat of the season!

If you live in Arizona, you already know about getting your car ready for the extreme heat of the summer months. Here's how Arizonans prepare their cars for driving in desert conditions. The rest of us would do well to follow Joe Manna's tips.

Click and Clack have a great roadside survival guide you can put together for your summer road trip. Put this baby in your trunk and you'll be ready to drive to the sun!

Back to: Summerize Your Car - Part 1 

- The First Step for Summerizing Your Car
- Summerizing Your Car (video)
- 10 Simple Steps to Summerize Your Car
- Summerizing Your Car for Adverse Weather
- Preparing Your Car For Summer (video)
- Summerizing Your Car: A Short Checklist
- Summer, Your Car, and You
- How Ready is Your Vehicle for Summer?

No matter how well you plan, stuff can happen when you're driving your car or truck in the summer's heat. Best to have these items in your trunk just in case that emergency crops up.



 Coolant



  Oil 


  Duct Tape


  GPS 



Car Emergency Kit 



 Jack

 

Cell Phone


I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast, and stick it out the window. ~ Steven Wright