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Mater Dei Prep Students Present SeraphFest 2015
Thursday, 05 March 2015
Middletown- On Friday, March 13th  from 4:00p.m.- 11:00p.m., Mater Dei Prep’s Memorial Hall will be transformed into a festival grounds.  SeraphFest 2015 will host dozens of musicians, poets and creative arts vendors.  There will... Read More...
Baykeeper Responds to NJ Attorney General Statement on ExxonMobile Settlement
Thursday, 05 March 2015
Statement by Debbie Mans, Executive Director & Baykeeper, NY/NJ Baykeeper on NJ Attorney General Statement on ExxonMobil Settlement March 5, 2015   It' s highly unusual for a Governor's aide to take over negotiations like these at any point... Read More...
Test of Election Equipment Was Error Free
Thursday, 05 March 2015
County Clerk tests countywide reporting   FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County Clerk M. Claire French announced today that a test of the county’s election equipment on Monday was a success. The trial run involved all MonmouthCounty municipal... Read More...
Open House at Henry Hudson Regional School: Get a Private School Education for your Student in a Public School Setting
Thursday, 05 March 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, HHRS Cafetorium with School Tour after presentation 6:30 pm: In-District Elementary School families; especially 6th grade parents/students 7:30 pm: High School parents/students currently in 8th grade or students... Read More...
AAA Issues Winter Driving Alert
Thursday, 05 March 2015
HAMILTON, NJ, March 5, 2015 – Snow is blanketing the region making driving hazardous. Motorists should stay home and off the treacherous roadways during a heavy snowstorm, but if you do have to drive – prepare, prepare, prepare.  Make sure... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Winter Deja Vu
by Anne Mikolay
Thursday, 05 March 2015
As winter storm Thor pummels the Mid-west and the Northeast with snow and ice, Governor Christie once again declares a state of emergency, schools... Read More...
IMAGE Winter of Discontent
by Woody Zimmerman
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Just four months ago, angry and energized voters swarmed to the polls to give Republicans control of the Senate and increase their House of... Read More...
IMAGE Bay Birds Attempt to Avoid Bay Ice
by Joe Reynolds
Monday, 02 March 2015
Brrrrrrrr. No doubt this was a cold winter season. Just how cold? February officially made it into the record books as the coldest February in... Read More...
IMAGE Bullers Went from Journalist to Advocate
by Daniel J. Vance
Sunday, 01 March 2015
Last week, I featured long-time journalist and disability advocate Finn Bullers of Kansas City, Kansas. I'm now featuring him again because of the... Read More...
IMAGE Monmouth Republicans Have a Bright Future
by Jack Archibald
Sunday, 01 March 2015
If last weekend was any indication, the Monmouth County Republican Party is in very good shape. In the dead of winter, the Monmouth GOP held two... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Fri Mar 06 @ 2:00PM - 07:00PM
Income Tax Help - Union Beach
Fri Mar 06 @ 7:00PM -
'Night at the Races' - AHES
Mon Mar 09 @ 7:00PM -
AH - American Legion Meeting
Wed Mar 11 @ 1:00PM -
NARFE Meets
Wed Mar 11 @ 7:00PM -
AH Council Meeting

Preventative Maintenance Necessary to Avoid Breakdowns

Hamilton, N. J. – New Jersey is getting its first taste of a mini heat-wave with several 90 degree-plus days predicted and AAA Mid-Atlantic is warning drivers to prepare their vehicles for the perils of high heat.

“Heat is a real car killer that take a toll on batteries and all things rubber— hoses, belts, tires— which makes vehicles very vulnerable to breakdowns,” said Tracy Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “A small amount of preventative maintenance early can help avoid unexpected, dangerous and costly breakdowns as we head into high heat of summer months.” 

“And NEVER leave children or pets in the car, not even for short periods of time, since temperatures can quickly soar to over 200 degrees and become deadly,” said Noble. “We need to be mindful of summer’s high heat and the damage it can do, and prepare accordingly.”

Extreme heat, especially when it lasts for extended periods, can actually take a greater toll on your vehicle than the cold of winter, cautions AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Approved Auto Repair, and offers the followings tips:

Before hitting the road:

  • Make sure your vehicle is in top operating condition before leaving home.
  • Install AAA’s free apps to plan your trip and members can request roadside assistance.
  • Check all fluids including the coolant level.
  • Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot, you can be seriously scalded.
  • Inspect your brakes, battery, shocks, filters and pump.
  • Service the cooling system as recommended by the manufacturer. This is typically necessary every two to five years.
  • Keep your tires at normal pressure. Soft tires generate heat, which can lead to a blowout.

Once on the road:

  • Keep an eye on your gas, oil and engine temperature gauges. 
  • Should the vehicle overheat, pull off the road, shut the engine off immediately and allow the vehicle to cool.
  • Carry an emergency kit: mobile phone and charger; a flashlight with extra batteries; a first-aid kit; drinking water; extra snacks for your travelers and any pets; battery booster cables; and emergency flares or reflectors.

 

AAA offers the Approved Auto Repair program as a free public service. Repair facilities approved by AAA meet and maintain stringent standards for training, equipment, cleanliness and customer service. Motorists can look for the Approved Auto Repair sign at local shops or search online.  Additionally, AAA Mid-Atlantic now offers several repair facilities throughout our region that can assist motorists in assuring that their vehicles are ready for the challenges of summer driving.