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RAC issues warning to drivers as hot weather arrives

As the Met Office forecasts a steep rise in temperatures over the next couple of days, RAC spokesperson Rod Dennis said:

“With the temperature ramping up very rapidly this week we’re expecting a short, sharp spike in breakdowns, especially in central and southern parts of the UK. It’s important drivers don’t get caught out, so we’re advising they check their cars’ oil and coolant levels as soon as they possibly can, particularly if they have a long trip planned in the hottest part of the day. Drivers should also stay hydrated which has been shown to have a positive effect on their concentration levels. Passengers should also be kept as cool and comfortable as possible so carry plenty of water and plan in sufficient breaks to avoid an already hot car becoming even more heated.”

The RAC website carries a guide to avoiding breakdowns during hot weather.

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