Don’t ever leave your pet in the car with the windows rolled up. On a hot summer’s day, the inside temperature can rapidly rise to more than 135 degrees. It’s a good idea to just leave the animals at home. When you’re driving on I-5 this summer, don’t let the gas gauge drop to empty before filling up. Most fuel pumps are located in the gas tank and they rely on fuel for cooling and lubrication. Stop for gas when you’re down to one-eighth of a tank. Before heading out on that summer vacation, check your tires. Tire troubles are a common reason for road trip breakdowns. You should also routinely rotate your tires and replace all four at the same time with matching tires.