Tips to keep your car cool this summer

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) -   The hot summer weather is coming at a time when a lot of Americans will be hitting the roads for their summer vacations.

According to Triple A, 31.4 million people are expected to travel between now and the July 4 holiday, with nearly 90 percent of those people traveling by car.

Mechanics at C&G Auto say it's important to keep your car protected from the dangerous summer sun.

Barry Abrams with C&G says drivers usually won't notice car problems until it's too late and then they may face a major repair.

Abrams says the best thing to do is to bring the car into the shop to have someone look at it before hitting the road.

"Year round, it's imperative to be taken care of, but it really needs to be looked at with these temperatures down here, and across the country at 105, it'll burn a car up," Abrams said.

Abrams adds drivers should keep a close watch on the car's temperature gauge and fluid levels.

He says it is cheaper to maintain your car, rather than waiting for something to happen, and face a major repair.

"A radiator flush, you're looking at 80, 90 dollars, versus 300 hundred dollars for a radiator and blowing up your engine," Abrams said.

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