Heat Warning

As we enter the first week of June, Arizona and New Mexico are already experiencing their first heatwave of the season. With temperatures soaring to 108 degrees in Phoenix and Tucson, and hitting a scorching 100 degrees in Albuquerque, the risk of roadside emergencies turning into critical situations is higher than ever. At Dugger’s Road Rescue, we prioritize your safety and wellbeing. Whether you’re traveling across states or navigating city streets, here are some essential tips to help you stay safe in extreme heat. And when you have a roadside emergency, call in a Road Rescue. 1-877-823-9696

Hydration is Key

The most important precaution you can take is to stay hydrated. Always carry an ample supply of water for yourself and your passengers. Dehydration can set in quickly, especially during a breakdown, so make sure everyone drinks water regularly. Never leave a child in a hot car.

Emergency Kit Essentials

Having a well-stocked emergency kit in your vehicle is crucial. Here are some items to include:

  • Water: At least one gallon per person per day.
  • Non-perishable snacks: Energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits.
  • First aid kit: Bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any personal medications.
  • Portable phone charger: Ensure you can call for help if needed.
  • Reflective emergency blanket: Can provide shade or warmth as needed.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries: For visibility and signaling.
  • Multi-tool or Swiss army knife: Can be useful for various tasks.

Vehicle Maintenance

Before hitting the road, ensure your vehicle is in top condition. Check the following:

  • Cooling system: Make sure it’s functioning properly to prevent overheating.
  • Tires: Inspect for proper inflation and tread wear.
  • Battery: Test its charge and connections.
  • Air conditioning: Confirm it’s working effectively.

Plan Your Route

Know your route in advance and identify rest stops along the way where you can cool down and replenish supplies. Avoid traveling during peak heat hours, typically between 1pm and 6pm.

Stay Informed

Keep an eye on weather forecasts and heat advisories. If possible, adjust your travel plans based on expected temperatures and avoid traveling in extreme conditions.

What to Do During a Breakdown

If you do experience a breakdown, follow these steps:

  1. Move to a safe location: If possible, get your vehicle off the road and into a shaded area.
  2. Stay with your vehicle: It’s easier for rescuers to find you.
  3. Signal for help: Use your hazard lights, reflective triangles, or a bright-colored cloth tied to your antenna or door handle.
  4. Stay hydrated: Drink water and keep cool while you wait for assistance.
  5. Call Dugger’s Road Rescue: We provide prompt and reliable roadside services in Phoenix, Tucson, and Albuquerque. Our team is ready to assist with any emergency situation. 1-877-823-9696

Traveling in extreme heat can be challenging, but by taking these precautions, you can ensure a safer journey. Remember, Dugger’s Road Rescue is just a phone call away, providing peace of mind and professional assistance whenever you need it.