May 31, 2022—As temperatures rise in states such as Arizona, preventative car maintenance is proving to be crucial.
According to KYMA, Arizona's Governor Doug Ducey recently declared the last week in May as "Heat Awareness Week", and some of that awareness has led to more drivers visiting shops for preventative vehicle maintenance.
Some drivers stopped in to get oil changes before traveling out of town for Memorial Day weekend. Others, it appears, waited a little too long and their vehicles suffered in the heat.
“I have a Jeep Wrangler and I was stuck on the side of the road cause it overheated and it started smokin’ and now I’m gonna have to get a new car,” said one such driver named Tinsley Satterfield in the article.
The Arizona Department of Transportation sent out a heat awareness safety tips for drivers that recommended getting batteries tested and ensuring that jumper cables are kept on-hand.
Russel McCloud, co-owner of Accurate Automotive Attention in Yuma, says that overheating is a common vehicle issue in the area as well as tire problems caused by hot roads.
For shops offering preventative maintenance in high temp states like Arizona, perhaps more customers will be scheduling a visit soon to avoid the headache of a larger repair.