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Intense heat takes its toll on your car

WAUSAU (WAOW) --  Cranking up the air.  It's a natural reaction that can have a negative impact on your car.

Auto mechanics in the area have seen numerous cars overheating.  Batteries are dying, and air conditioners are failing.

Mechanics say that your car battery should be changed every three years and have regular maintinence to make sure it is working correctly.

Car tires can also fall victim to the warm weather.  Driving on hot pavement can wear them down and the air inside them evaporates.

Mechanics say that the best thing you can do to keep your car cool is to keep it in the shade and crack the windows to give the inside a little room to breathe.

But cars aren't the only ones heating up.  These mechanics say the heat is taking a toll on them too.

"We take more water breaks and when we get too hot we go into the AC," Kirk Rux, Brickner technician says.

So as long as the heat hangs on, drink plenty of water and don't forget to take care of your wheels.

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