CHAMPAIGN - The summer heat puts extra stress on cars.
Local mechanics say they've noticed more people coming in with car trouble.
One of the most important things to remember is to never ignore the warning signs.
If there is a temperature warning light on in the car, pull over immediately because the engine is overheated.
A Champaign mechanic says he's seen more cars come in with dead batteries and that's also due to heat.
To be proactive, look under the hood once a week and check fluid levels.
If the levels are too low, the car can overheat much faster than normal.