Prepare Your Car for a Heatwave

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CARS.COM — The first official day of summer is this week, but many parts of the country are getting an early taste. According to The Weather Channel, much of the country is experiencing warmer-than-average temperatures this month, but the Southwest is feeling the brunt of it.

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Sweltering heat and blazing sun are bearing down on California, Arizona and Nevada; in Phoenix, planes can’t take off because of extreme heat. Cars also struggle when temps rise. Make sure you and your car are ready; follow these tips to keep your car and your passengers cool and protected:

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News Editor Jennifer Geiger joined the automotive industry in 2003, much to the delight of her Corvette-obsessed dad. Jennifer is an expert reviewer, certified car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats — many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer Geiger

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