Heading out for a long road trip in the heat of summer?
Be prepared, says the U.S. Department of Transportation, which suggests:
- Take your car for a checkup. Make sure its tires and battery are in good shape, and that the oil is recently changed.
- Pack an emergency kit. Make sure you have a cell phone and a charger, and a well-stocked first aid kit.
- Before hitting the road, check for any recalls on your vehicle.