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PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 11, 2017) – Triple digit heat indexes are heading this way and can prove dangerous for mankind and metal alike. During the next few days Philadelphia area residents will experience excessive heat coupled with high humidity, making it feel like it’s 100 degrees.
When outside temperatures are 80 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, as forecast for the days ahead, the interior of cars parked in direct sunlight can easily reach between 180 and 200 degrees Fahrenheit in a matter of minutes, putting children five and younger, adults over 65, pregnant or nursing mothers, and persons with disabilities or pre-existing medical conditions, at risk of heat stroke and heat prostration. It only takes just 15 minutes for a child left inside a hot vehicle to suffer life-threatening brain, liver and kidney injuries.
AAA Mid-Atlantic Urges Motorists To ACT:
“It is a given, extreme temperatures pose a risk to the health of drivers and the vehicles they drive, especially if their cars aren’t ready for the extreme heat,” says Jana L. Tidwell, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Many summertime breakdowns could be prevented with proper maintenance. That’s why it’s even more critical to ensure your vehicle is properly prepared to meet the summer heat.”
Preventive Summer Vehicle Maintenance Tips
Before hitting the road:
Once on the road:
“For safety’s sake, every driver should have a well-stocked emergency kit that includes a mobile phone and car charger; a flashlight with extra batteries; a first-aid kit; drinking water; extra snacks/food for your travelers and any pets; battery booster cables; and emergency flares or reflectors,” added Tidwell.
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