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6 car checks before a holiday road trip

Car check: Engine temperature

The problem: Engine not staying cool, possibly causing overheating.

The fix: Clean radiator blades if they are dirty or obstructed. Replace thermostat for electric fan if it's not turning on. Replenish coolant in overflow tank. Replace fan belt if it's loose or worn.

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