Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-06-16 21:09:19 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) — If you’re worried about your car in this heat, you’re not alone. Extreme temperatures can damage our cars, and freeway service patrols are aware that more people are having problems.
We all see freeway service patrol trucks helping drivers stuck on local highways. As the heat increases, it means that these people are working extra hard.
On hot days like we are experiencing, freeway service patrols say that service calls are about doubled.
A driver can answer up to 15 calls to a shift. Each shift has nine drivers.
From tire punctures to engine overheating, driver James Cooper says extreme heat hits our car.
He says there are some things people should consider when driving at these temperatures.
“Make sure the gas tank is full and double check the coolant and tire air,” Cooper said.
The dispatch monitors the highway camera of the stuck car and receives a service call from the NHP.
If you run into car trouble, pull on your shoulders and shade, if possible, during extreme heat to avoid overheating.
If you find yourself stuck on the side of the freeway due to a car problem, you can dial * NHP to call NHP.
Carrying water is also very important, according to Freeway Service Patrol. This is because it may take some time if it breaks down.