Under the Hood: How to take care of your car battery in the summer heat

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Summers can take a toll on you if you stay out in the heat too long, but did you know the same thing can happen to your car battery?

Here's a few tips to keep your batter in top shape this summer:

• Keep the top of your battery dirt-free.
• Turn off accessories at night (radio, lights, etc.)
• Have your battery checked once a year, if it's more than two years old.
• When it`s time for a replacement, use Interstate Batteries.

In case there's an emergency and your vehicle stalls due to a drained battery, don't panic. Turn on your hazard lights, try to get over to the right shoulder of the freeway, and call someone for help.

Belle Tire has a complete list of auto services to make sure you are ready for the road this summer, including:

• Shocks or struts
• Alignments
• Auto glass
• Air conditioning
• Brakes
• Coolant/Radiator
• Tires and Wheels

Search for a Belle Tire location near you to make sure your car is ready for the road this summer.

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