WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As a heat wave hits California, people gear up for the sun.
“You’re probably trying to find a cool spot like a river or lake,” says Robert Benoit of North Sacramento.
AAA says there are a few things to keep in mind before traveling.
AAA spokesperson John Treanor said: “He saw a 25% increase in calls for roadside assistance.”
Causes of failure include punctured tires and dead batteries, AAA reports.
The combination of under-inflated tires and hot track temperatures can lead to punctures. The liquid inside the battery can evaporate and the intense heat can weaken the charge.
The Automobile Club told CBS13 it received 495,000 calls for help nationwide last Labor Day weekend.
“We expect the 2021 numbers to increase by 10%,” said Treanor.
AAA is preparing for approximately 545,000 service calls this coming holiday weekend.
Trener says you should always check your hydration during extreme heat.
The unrelenting heat affects not just cars, but roads as well.
According to Caltrans, nothing will be different in the same place as any other summer day ahead of the long-lasting heat forecast.
“If there is a call for maintenance personnel, they will go to the location, assess the damage, and make temporary repairs until a permanent fix is scheduled,” spokesman Dennis Keaton said.
“If it’s a safety issue, we’ll address it immediately. Infrastructure such as California’s bridges are designed to avoid failure by replacing parts or closing if they pose an imminent danger.” Please remember that we are scheduling a test for
Meanwhile, some drivers are heeding warnings to stay safe this weekend.
William Castle said, “I just got my wife’s car out of the shop, so I’m good. My truck is actually in the shop with an oil leak, so I hope it goes well.”