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Is your car ready for summer?

By James Tate of MSN Autos | Slide 1 of 11: Woman standing by broken down car

Ah, summer. A time of road trips and road rage, swimming and sweating — a time that also brings some of the most grueling driving conditions of the year. High temperatures, stop-and-go traffic, oversized loads and extended use of the air conditioner all conspire to put a serious burden on that 4-wheeled friend.Just because Mother Nature and you are seemingly working together to put the old workhorse in the hospital (aka the local repair shop), it doesn't have to happen. With a little TLC, your car or truck can be ready to tackle the dog days in no time. Here are our recommendations for the 10 must-do services that will help keep your auto on the road this summer, instead of being stuck beside it.
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