For many, summertime is vacation time. During the summer months, not only does the temperature begin to climb, vehicle travel increases as well.
"We want you to have a safe and healthy summer, and enjoy the California sunshine on your next road trip," said California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Joe Farrow. "Safety should never take a backseat; buckle up, designate a non-drinking driver, adhere to the speed limit and follow a few simple suggestions."
Due to the high temperatures during the summer months, before traveling, have your vehicle thoroughly checked, with special attention given to these items:
· Cooling System. Examine all belts and hoses for cracks or leaks, replacing any you may have doubts about. Don’t forget tools and water to accomplish a change if necessary.