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Car Tip #25


Here’s how to cool the interior of a hot car that has been sitting in the sun: roll down the windows for the first three minutes of driving. I have measured the temperature of a closed vehicle and it was more than 135 degrees. Roll down the windows to cool it off fast.

80-percent of major engine damage is from overheating. If your car does overheat, pull safely to the side of the road and have it towed. That extra mile could be costly. Never try to open a hot cooling system. It’s also a good idea to have your vehicle checked before heading out on a long trip.
Here are some simple tips to increase fuel mileage: don’t warm up your vehicle before driving. Accelerate as if there is an egg under your gas pedal until the engine warms up. Choose routes with fewer stops. Follow speed limits and use your cruise control on the freeway.

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