Caution Urged Before Taking Summer Trips

Summer starts on Wednesday and hundreds of north Iowans are making plans for road trips this summer. Nick Jarmusz, at AAA Iowa, says the auto club expects to field nearly seven-million calls nationwide during the summer months from customers with various car troubles.

To avoid some of those problems, Jarmusz suggests getting your vehicle inspected -before- heading out on any long trips, especially where the rubber meets the road.

Iowans know to plan carefully for breakdowns if they’re on the road during the harsh winter months, but Jarmusz suggests getting your vehicle checked out before you hit the road this summer, too.

Plus, he says keeping an emergency kit in your trunk with food, water, a flashlight, flares, a first aid kit, blankets and other supplies is still a good idea.

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