Watch out for road construction this summer

May 31, 2013 12:00 AM

Driving around with the windows rolled down and the music pumping is one of the best things about summer. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to cruise around town. As much as you would like to avoid obstacles during your auto adventures, summer is a prime time for roadwork to be done - which can result in some traffic jams and headaches for drivers. 

No matter where you are in the U.S., there's a good chance you're going to encounter some road construction. Luckily, there are a few things you can do ahead of time to make traffic jams as painless as possible. One of the most important is to have any car air conditioning repair completed before temperatures really start to soar. You're not going to want to be stuck in traffic without any type of respite from the heat, and having the HVAC system checked can go a long way to improving your comfort. 

According to The Washington Examiner, motorists will also have to get themselves ready for stop-and-go traffic. Drivers should be sure to have brake service done before the summer gets in full swing, as a professional can have the car's brakes performing at a top level. 

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