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TOWSON, MD (May 23, 2018) – The summer travel season kicks off this Memorial Day holiday weekend with 36.6 million Americans, including 793,000 Marylanders, setting off on a road trip.
Before heading out, drivers should make sure their vehicles are ready for the holiday weekend and the summer roads ahead. AAA Mid-Atlantic expects to respond to rescue calls from over 8,500 motorists in Maryland during the holiday travel period, including the day after Memorial Day. Dead batteries, lockouts and flat tires will be the leading reasons AAA members will experience car trouble. Nationwide, AAA Emergency Roadside crews will rescue more than 340,000 motorists during the holiday.
During the Memorial Day travel period in 2017, including the day after Memorial Day, AAA rescued over 8,500 motorists in Maryland with the day after Memorial Day seeing the highest call volume.
“Roadside breakdowns can be a stressful and dangerous situation not only for the driver and passengers, but for everyone on the road,” said Chris Storms, AAA Car Care Center Regional Director. “AAA is ready to help when vehicle breakdowns leave motorists stranded; however, the auto club urges drivers to minimize the risk of a breakdown by planning ahead and preparing properly. This includes having the car battery tested and tires inspected to ensure the vehicle is in road-ready condition.”
Make a good B-E-T to stay on the road this summer by having your Battery tested, looking for Engine coolant leaks and checking Tire condition.
AAA offers the following tips to help avoid common roadside problems:
Additionally, AAA reminds drivers to take the following safety precautions on the road:
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